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salt

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noun \ˈsȯlt\

Medical Definition of salt

  1. 1a:  a crystalline compound NaCl that is the chloride of sodium, is abundant in nature, and is used especially to season or preserve food or in industry—called also common salt, sodium chlorideb:  a substance (as Glauber's salt) resembling common saltc:  any of numerous compounds that result from replacement of part or all of the acid hydrogen of an acid by a metal or a group acting like a metal :  an ionic crystalline compound

  2. 2salts pl a:  a mineral or saline mixture (as Epsom salts) used as an aperient or catharticb:  smelling salts




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salt

adjective

Medical Definition of salt

  1. 1:  saline, salty

  2. 2:  being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is suggestive of seawater—compare bitter, sour, sweet





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