Definition of sodium
: a silver-white soft waxy ductile element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature in combined form and is very active chemically — see element table
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So Breakroom offers the same crispy fat without all the sodium chloride.
Yield: 12 servings Nutritional Analysis: 190 calories, 8g fat, 5g saturated fat, 80 mg sodium, 20mg cholesterol, 32g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24g sugar, 2g protein.
The puffball tree absorbs chlorine from the air and sodium through its roots and creates salt that animals get from the leaves.
A device known as a halogenerator grinds sodium chloride into a dry aerosol, then disperses it to mimic the microclimate of a salt cave.
Per serving: 678 calories (17 percent from fat), 13 grams total fat (5 grams saturated), 67 milligrams cholesterol, 110 grams carbohydrates, 35 grams protein, 1,864 milligrams sodium, 7 grams dietary fiber.
Weakness and confusion are common symptoms of low sodium.
Soap, Ryan explained, consists of water, fat, and lye (or sodium hydroxide).
The citation said the resident's blood had a critically high level of sodium.
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Origin and Etymology of sodium
New Latin, from English soda
First Known Use: 1807See Words from the same year
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Definition of sodium for English Language Learners
: a soft silver-white element that is found in salt, baking soda, and other compounds
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Definition of sodium for Students
: a soft waxy silver-white chemical element occurring in nature in combined form (as in salt)
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