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

  • n. A white crystalline powder, C13H10O3, derived from salicylic acid and used in the manufacture of plastics and suntan oils and medicinally as an analgesic and antipyretic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Phenyl salicylate; a, odorless, tasteless, white crystalline powder, nearly insoluble in water, but soluble in chloroform, ether, oils, and certain concentrations ofalcohol, which is split up in the intestines into salicylic acid and phenol, and which is used for certain medicinal purposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white crystalline substance consisting of phenol salicylate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Phenyl salicylate, C6H4.OHCO2.C6H5, a salicylic ether forming odorless crystals.

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

  • n. a white powder with a pleasant taste and odor; used to absorb light in sun tan lotions or as a preservative or an antiseptic or a coating for pills in which the medicine is intended for enteric release


Originally a trademark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
salicylic +‎ -ol (Wiktionary)



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