sodium lauryl sulfate

noun sodium lau·ryl sulfate \ -ˈlȯr-əl- , -ˈlär- \
|Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of sodium lauryl sulfate

: 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)

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1885

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sodium lauryl sulfate

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: 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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