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sodium benzoate

noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology
a white, crystalline or granular, water-soluble powder, C 7 H 5 NaO 2 , used chiefly as a food preservative and antifungal agent, and in diagnostic tests of liver function.
Also called benzoate of soda.
Origin of sodium benzoate
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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sodium benzoate

a white crystalline soluble compound used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent in preserving food (E211), as an antiseptic, and in making dyes and pharmaceuticals. Formula: (C6H5COO)Na Also called benzoate of soda
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sodium benzoate in Medicine

sodium benzoate n.
The sodium salt of benzoic acid, used as a food preservative, an antiseptic, and in the production of pharmaceuticals.

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