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magnesium sulfate

noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, water-soluble salt, MgSO4, used chiefly in medicine and in the processing of leather and textiles.
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Compare Epsom salt.

Origin of magnesium sulfate

First recorded in 1885–90
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magnesium sulfate in Medicine

magnesium sulfate

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