[ney-tron, -truhn]
a mineral, hydrated sodium carbonate, Na 2 CO 3 ⋅10H 2 O.

1675–85; < French < Spanish < Arabic naṭrūn, variant of niṭrūn < Greek nítron niter; compare also Egyptian ntry, Hebrew nether Unabridged
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natron (ˈneɪtrən)
a whitish or yellow mineral that consists of hydrated sodium carbonate and occurs in saline deposits and salt lakes. Formula: Na2CO3.10H2O
[C17: via French and Spanish from Arabic natrūn, from Greek nitron]

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Example sentences
The natron packed inside her absorbed so much fluid that it became goopy, smelly, and disgusting.
All the bodies were first treated with a natural salt mixture known as natron.
The body was dehydrated with natron salts and wrapped in yards of linen.
They keep it covered up in natron salts for seventy days.
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