- a mineral, hydrous magnesium sulfate, MgSO4⋅H2O, having a white or yellowish color and found with salt deposits.
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.
- a white mineral consisting of hydrated magnesium sulphate. Formula: MgSO 4 .H 2 O
C19: named after Dietrich G. Kieser (died 1862), German physician; see -ite 1