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Medical Term:

salicylic acid

Pronunciation: sal'i-sil'ik as'id

Definition: A component of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), derived from salicin and made synthetically; used externally as a keratolytic agent, antiseptic, and fungicide.

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