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microcosmic salt

noun, Chemistry
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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microcosmic salt

noun
1.
a white soluble solid obtained from human urine; ammonium sodium hydrogen phosphate. It is used as a flux in bead tests on metal oxides
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