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Seignette salt

noun Sei·gnette salt
variants: or Seignette's salt play \sen-ˈyet(s)-\

medical Definition of Seignette salt

Biographical Note for seignette salt

Seignette \se-nʸet\, Pierre (1660–1719), French pharmacist. Seignette first prepared potassium sodium tartrates in 1672. Ten years later he introduced Seignette salt as a laxative.

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