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sodium benzoate

noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology
1.
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
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for sodium-benzoate

sodium benzoate

noun
1.
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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