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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The trade-name of a substance which occurs in minute crystals, insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol or ether, intended for medicinal use as a solvent of uric acid, and a remedy in the treatment of muscular rheumatism and gout: said to be a condensation product of formaldehyde with acetic and salicylic acids.

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