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hydroxybenzoic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Salicylic  \Sal`i*cyl"ic\,  a.  (Chem.) 
  Pertaining  to  derived  from  or  designating,  an  acid  formerly 
  obtained  by  fusing  salicin  with  potassium  hydroxide,  and  now 
  made  in  large  quantities  from  phenol  (carbolic  acid)  by  the 
  action  of  carbon  dioxide  on  heated  sodium  phenolate.  It  is  a 
  white  crystalline  substance.  It  is  used  as  an  antiseptic,  and 
  in  its  salts  in  the  treatment  of  rheumatism.  Called  also 
  {hydroxybenzoic}  acid. 




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