sodium lauryl sulfate

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noun sodium lau·ryl sulfate \-ˈlȯr-əl-, -ˈlär-\

Definition of sodium lauryl sulfate

  1. :  the crystalline sodium salt C12H25NaO4S of sulfated lauryl alcohol; also :  a mixture of sulfates of sodium consisting principally of this salt and used as a detergent, wetting agent, and emulsifying agent (as in toothpastes, ointments, and shampoos)

First Known Use of sodium lauryl sulfate

1885


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sodium lauryl sulfate

noun sodium lau·ryl sulfate

Medical Definition of sodium lauryl sulfate

  1. :  the crystalline sodium salt C12H25NaO4S of sulfated lauryl alcohol; also :  a mixture of sulfates of sodium consisting principally of this salt and used as a detergent, wetting, and emulsifying agent (as in toothpastes, ointments, and shampoos)


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