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Seidlitz powder

/ˈsɛdlɪts/
noun
1.
a laxative consisting of two powders, tartaric acid and a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt (sodium potassium tartrate) Also called Rochelle powder
Word Origin
C19: named after Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia with mineral springs having similar laxative effects
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Seidlitz powder Seid·litz powder or Seid·litz powders (sěd'lĭts)
n.
A mixture of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium sodium tartrate, used as a mild cathartic by dissolving in water and drinking.

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