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magnesium sulfate

noun, Chemistry.
a white, water-soluble salt, MgSO 4 , used chiefly in medicine and in the processing of leather and textiles.
Compare Epsom salt.
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First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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magnesium sulfate in Medicine

magnesium sulfate n.
A colorless crystalline compound used as a cathartic and applied locally as an anti-inflammatory agent.

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