magnesium-sulfate

magnesium sulfate

noun Chemistry.
a white, water-soluble salt, MgSO 4 , used chiefly in medicine and in the processing of leather and textiles.
Compare Epsom salt.


Origin:
1885–90

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magnesium sulfate n.
A colorless crystalline compound used as a cathartic and applied locally as an anti-inflammatory agent.

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