magnesium chloride

noun
Updated on: 30 Mar 2018

Definition of magnesium chloride

: a bitter deliquescent salt MgCl2 used especially as a source of magnesium metal

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1866

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magnesium chloride

noun

medical Definition of magnesium chloride

: a bitter crystalline salt MgCl2 used especially to replenish body electrolytes

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