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  1. a mineral, hydrous magnesium sulfate, MgSO4⋅H2O, having a white or yellowish color and found with salt deposits.
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Origin of kieserite

1860–65; < German Kieserit, named after D. G. Kieser, German physician; see -ite1
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  • The salt may be obtained from Kieserite: formerly it was prepared by treating magnesite or dolomite with sulphuric acid.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 3


British Dictionary definitions for kieserite


  1. a white mineral consisting of hydrated magnesium sulphate. Formula: MgSO 4 .H 2 O
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Word Origin

C19: named after Dietrich G. Kieser (died 1862), German physician; see -ite 1
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