magnesium sulfate


noun Chemistry.

a white, water-soluble salt, MgSO4, used chiefly in medicine and in the processing of leather and textiles.

Nearby words

  1. magnesium light,
  2. magnesium oxide,
  3. magnesium peroxide,
  4. magnesium salicylate,
  5. magnesium silicate,
  6. magnesium trisilicate,
  7. magnet,
  8. magnet school,
  9. magnet steel,
  10. magnet-

Compare Epsom salt.

Origin of magnesium sulfate

First recorded in 1885–90

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Medicine definitions for magnesium sulfate

magnesium sulfate

n.

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

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