sodium citrate


Definition of sodium citrate

: a crystalline salt Na3C6H5O7 used chiefly as a buffering agent, as an emulsifier, and in medicine as an expectorant, chelator, alkalinizing agent, and blood anticoagulant

Examples of sodium citrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Review the nutrition labels -- besides salt, the label could use terms such as monosodium glutamate (MSG, common in Chinese food), sodium citrate, sodium alginate and sodium phosphate. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 13 Oct. 2021 The full list of ingredients for the hair vitamins include: glucose syrup, sugar, water, pectin, citric acid, sodium citrate, natural flavors, titanium dioxide, Blue 1, coconut oil, and carnauba wax. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 22 May 2019 Malic acid, sucralose, potassium sorbate, sodium citrate. Robin Abcarian,, 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sodium citrate

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sodium citrate was in 1919

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Medical Definition of sodium citrate

: a crystalline salt C6H5Na3O7 used chiefly as an expectorant, a systemic and urinary alkalizer,and in combination as an anticoagulant (as in stored blood)


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