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microcosmic salt

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noun Chemistry.
  1. sodium ammonium phosphate.
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Origin of microcosmic salt

First recorded in 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for microcosmic salt

microcosmic salt

  1. a white soluble solid obtained from human urine; ammonium sodium hydrogen phosphate. It is used as a flux in bead tests on metal oxides
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