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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

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