Epsom salts

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of Epsom salts

  1. :  a bitter colorless or white crystalline salt MgSO4·7H2O that is a hydrated magnesium sulfate with cathartic properties

Origin and Etymology of epsom salts

Epsom, England


Medical Dictionary

Epsom salts

noun plural but singular in construction

Medical Definition of Epsom salts

  1. :  a bitter white crystalline salt MgSO4·7H2O that is a hydrated magnesium sulfate with cathartic properties—called also bitter salts


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