salicylic acid

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A naturally occurring carboxylic acid, HOC6H4COOH, found in certain plants; r.d. 1.44; m.p. 159°C; sublimes at 211°C. It is used in the foodstuffs and dyestuffs industries. See also aspirin.

Subjects: Chemistry — Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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