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sodium chloride

noun

Simple Definition of sodium chloride

  • : the chemical compound that forms salt

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sodium chloride

  1. :  an ionic crystalline chemical compound consisting of equal numbers of sodium and chlorine atoms :  salt 1a

1868

First Known Use of sodium chloride

1868


SODIUM CHLORIDE Defined for Kids

sodium chloride

noun sodium chlo·ride \-ˈklȯr-ˌīd\

Definition of sodium chloride for Students

  1. :  1salt 1




Medical Dictionary

sodium chloride

noun

Medical Definition of sodium chloride

  1. :  an ionic crystalline chemical compound consisting of equal numbers of sodium and chlorine atoms :  salt 1a




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