oil of wintergreen


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oil of wintergreen:

see salicylic acidsalicylic acid
or 2-hydroxybenzoic acid,
C6H4(OH)CO2H, a colorless, crystalline organic carboxylic acid that melts at 159°C;; it is soluble in ethanol and ether but is only slightly soluble in water.
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The oil of wintergreen had altered the genetic coding of the leaves.