natron

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noun na·tron \ˈnā-ˌträn, -trən\

Definition of natron

  1. :  a hydrous native sodium carbonate used in ancient times in embalming, in ceramic pastes, and as a cleansing agent

Origin and Etymology of natron

French, from Spanish natrón, from Arabic naṭrūn, from Greek nitron — more at niter


First Known Use: 1684


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