butter of tin

Definition of butter of tin

: stannic chloride or its pentahydrate

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History and Etymology for butter of tin

probably translation of New Latin butyrum stanni; from its softness

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“Butter of tin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter%20of%20tin. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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