sodium lauryl sulfate


sodium lau·ryl sulfate

noun \-ˈlr-əl-, -ˈlär-\

Definition of SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE

:  the crystalline sodium salt C12H25NaO4S of sulfated lauryl alcohol; also :  a mixture of sulfates of sodium consisting principally of this salt and used as a detergent, wetting agent, and emulsifying agent (as in toothpastes, ointments, and shampoos)

First Known Use of SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE

1885

sodium lauryl sulfate

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE

: the crystalline sodium salt C12H25NaO4S of sulfated lauryl alcohol; also : a mixture of sulfates of sodium consisting principally of this salt and used as a detergent, wetting, and emulsifying agent (as in toothpastes, ointments, and shampoos)

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