acetylsalicylic acid

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acetylsalicylic acid

acetylsalicylic acid (əsētˌəlsălˌĭsĭlˈĭk), acetate ester of salicylic acid. See aspirin.
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acetylsalicylic acid

[ə¦sed·əl¦sal·ə¦sil·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COOC6H4COOH A white, crystalline, weakly acidic substance, with melting point 137°C; slightly soluble in water; used medicinally as an antipyretic. Also known by trade name aspirin.
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