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acetylsalicylic acid

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See aspirin.

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  • n. The acetate ester of salicylic acid; aspirin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets

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