sodium

noun
so·​di·​um | \ ˈsō-dē-əm How to pronounce sodium (audio) \

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 Chemical Elements Table

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Still, soups are often high in sodium—with consumers sometimes adding their own salt too. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Put Down That Spoon—This Soup Is For Drinking," 5 Jan. 2019 Lobsters are a good source of protein but high in sodium and cholesterol. Margeaux Sippell, BostonGlobe.com, "Lobsters have teeth? Yes, they do," 23 Apr. 2018 Some people with acne or acne-like rosacea symptoms may also benefit from using topical treatments containing sulfur or sodium sulfacetamide, the AAD says. A.a. Newton, SELF, "How to Tell if Your 'Acne' Might Actually Be Rosacea," 9 Apr. 2019 The city health department in 2015 introduced a sodium-warning requirement on chain-restaurant menus in New York City to indicate a highly salty dish. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "NYC Health Department to Lead National Charge to Cut Sugar Intake," 19 Oct. 2018 The gel combines sodium lactate (a lactic acid derivative) with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, to provide exfoliation with a ton of hydration. Hallie Gould, The Seattle Times, "6 top products for smooth summer skin," 26 July 2018 Between 2009 and 2015, according to the city health department, there was a 6.8% reduction in sodium levels among top-selling foods. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "NYC Health Department to Lead National Charge to Cut Sugar Intake," 19 Oct. 2018 Nutritional analysis from Vitamix per waffle: calories 250, total fat 19g, saturated fat 9g, cholesterol 100mg, sodium 100mg,total carbohydrate 15g, dietary fiber 2g, sugars 2g, protein 7g. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Almond Waffles With Raspberry Sauce from Vitamix (photo, recipes)," 9 May 2018 Despite their high sodium content, popcorn and peanuts are Katz’s best bets for a concession stand snack. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "March Madness! A Pro’s Guide to the Healthiest Courtside Snacks," 18 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of sodium

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sodium

New Latin, from English soda

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sodium

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sodium

: a soft silver-white element that is found in salt, baking soda, and other compounds

sodium

noun
so·​di·​um | \ ˈsō-dē-əm How to pronounce sodium (audio) \

Kids Definition of sodium

: a soft waxy silver-white chemical element occurring in nature in combined form (as in salt)

sodium

noun
so·​di·​um | \ ˈsōd-ē-əm How to pronounce sodium (audio) \

Medical 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 symbol Na — see Chemical Elements Table

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