natron


na·tron

noun \ˈnā-ˌträn, -trən\

Definition of NATRON

:  a hydrous native sodium carbonate used in ancient times in embalming, in ceramic pastes, and as a cleansing agent

Origin of NATRON

French, from Spanish natrón, from Arabic naṭrūn, from Greek nitron — more at niter
First Known Use: 1684

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