Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun 2-hydroxybenzoic_acid

1 sense of 2-hydroxybenzoic acid

Sense 1
salicylic acid, 2-hydroxybenzoic acid -- (a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes)
       => hydroxy acid -- (any acid that has hydroxyl groups in addition to the hydroxyl group in the acid itself)

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