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Rochelle salt

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noun Ro·chelle salt \rō-ˈshel-\

Definition of Rochelle salt

  1. :  a crystalline salt KNaC4H4O6·4H2O that is a mild purgative



Origin of rochelle salt

La Rochelle, France


First Known Use: 1753


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Rochelle salt

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noun Ro·chelle salt \rō-ˈshel-\

Medical Definition of Rochelle salt

  1. :  a crystalline salt C4H4KNaO6·4H2O that is a mild purgative—called also potassium sodium tartrate, Seignette salt, sodium potassium tartrate




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