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A tree of the genus Salix; the bark of several species, especially S. fragilis, is a source of salicin.
[A.S. welig]


/wil·low/ (wil´o) any plant of the genus Salix. White willow bark (q.v.) contains a precursor of salicylic acid and is used as an herbal remedy.


n Latin name:
Salix spp.; part used: bark; uses: analgesic, antiinflammatory, general health, bursitis, antipyretic, tension headache, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders; precautions: can cause allergic skin reactions, bronchospasm, stomach ulcers, nausea, or diarrhea. Also called
white willow and
european willow.
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Crocker, Fen Osier Hampson, and Pamela Aall, "Introduction," in Chester A.
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But what I wanted to speak about especially was the keen first-hand knowledge which Osier had of library practices and pitfalls.
He pointed to a May 2011 report by Edward Iacobucci, the Osier Chair in Business Law at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, and said the report demonstrates that Canada's intellectual property system for pharmaceuticals is already stronger than that in any other industrial sector in Canada and that, in many ways, it stands stronger than pharmaceutical IP (intellectual protection) in the European Union and the United States.
The new tree is a cross between goat willow, grey willow, purple willow and osier, with the long rod-like twigs used in basketry.
Hazelnut, willow, osier, yew, elms, almond, birch, palm, elder, olive, sycamore, walnut
They include: a northern bayberry in Nassau County; a common juniper in Schenectady County; a black locust in Wayne County; a scarlet hawthorn and a Norway spruce in Oneida County; and a northern oak, a speckled alder, a prairie crab apple and a purple osier willow in Monroe County.
Did not early medical educators like Sir William Osier believe in promoting medical education as a way of life essential for better physicians?
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to William Osier Health Centre Cardiac Rehabilitation Program or Endowment Fund.
Other species worth searching for include the various forms of the Purple Osier, Salix purpurea and Salix x rubens.
The book features contributions from Have Koch, DLA Piper, Davis Wright Tremain, Faegre & Bensen, Hilton Worldwide, Osier, Hoskin & Harcourt, Coverall, Edwards Global Services, The Franchising Centre and Gray Plant Mooty, among others.