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- noun organic chemistry, pharmacology The
acetate esterof salicylic acid; aspirin.
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- noun the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
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