sodium chloride

noun
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of sodium chloride

: an ionic crystalline chemical compound consisting of equal numbers of sodium and chlorine atoms : salt 1a

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First Known Use of sodium chloride

1868

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SODIUM CHLORIDE Defined for English Language Learners

sodium chloride

Definition of sodium chloride for English Language Learners

  • : the chemical compound that forms salt


SODIUM CHLORIDE Defined for Kids

sodium chloride

noun sodium chlo·ride \ -ˈklȯr-ˌīd \

Definition of sodium chloride for Students

: 1salt 1

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sodium chloride

noun

medical Definition of sodium chloride

: an ionic crystalline chemical compound consisting of equal numbers of sodium and chlorine atoms : salt 1a

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