natron

[ ney-tron, -truhn ]

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

Origin of natron

1
1675–85; <French <Spanish <Arabic naṭrūn, variant of niṭrūn<Greek nítronniter; compare also Egyptian ntry,Hebrew nether

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natron

/ (ˈneɪtrən) /


noun
  1. 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

Origin of natron

1
C17: via French and Spanish from Arabic natrūn, from Greek nitron

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