salicin(redirected from Salacin)
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A glucoside of o-hydroxybenzylalcohol, obtained from the bark of several species of Salix (willow) and Populus (poplar); salicin is hydrolyzed to glucose and saligenin (salicyl alcohol); formerly used in rheumatoid arthritis.
salicin/sal·i·cin/ (sal´ĭ-sin) a precursor of salicylic acid, contained in the bark of the willow and poplar, that is responsible for the antiinflammatory and antipyretic effects of willow bark.
A bitter glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained mainly from the bark of poplar and willow trees and formerly used as an analgesic.