Glauber-s-salt meaning

glou'bərz
A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2 SO4 · 10H2 O, used in paper and glass manufacturing and as a cathartic and diuretic.
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Hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2SO410H2O, a crystalline salt used in medicine as a cathartic or diuretic, and in heating systems, etc.
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A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2 SO4 · 10H2 O, used in paper and glass manufacturing and as a cathartic and diuretic.
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(inorganic chemistry) Sodium sulphate decahydrate.
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Origin of glauber-s-salt

  • After Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604–1668), German chemist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the surname of the German iatrochemist Johann Glauber, who manufactured sodium sulphate in 1656, and salt.
    From Wiktionary