Glauber's saltGlau·ber's salt
hydrated sodium sulfate, NaSO10HO, a crystalline salt used in medicine as a cathartic or diuretic, and in heating systems, etc.
also Glauber salt (or salts)
Origin of Glauber's saltafter J. R. Glauber (1604-68), German chemist
A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2SO4 · 10H2O, used in paper and glass manufacturing and as a cathartic and diuretic.
Origin of Glauber's saltAfter Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604-1668), German chemist
- (inorganic chemistry) sodium sulphate decahydrate.