natron

[ ney-tron, -truh n ]
/ ˈneɪ trɒn, -trən /

noun

a mineral, hydrated sodium carbonate, Na2CO3⋅10H2O.

Origin of natron

1675–85; < French < Spanish < Arabic naṭrūn, variant of niṭrūn < Greek nítron niter; compare also Egyptian ntry, Hebrew nether
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natron

/ (ˈneɪtrən) /

noun

a whitish or yellow mineral that consists of hydrated sodium carbonate and occurs in saline deposits and salt lakes. Formula: Na 2 CO 3 .10H 2 O

Word Origin for natron

C17: via French and Spanish from Arabic natrūn, from Greek nitron
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