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noun Chemistry.
  1. (in a series of salts of a given metal or group) the salt in which the metal or group has a high, or the highest apparent, valence.
  2. (loosely) the salt of a peroxy acid.
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Origin of persalt

First recorded in 1810–20; per- + salt1
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  1. any salt of a peracid
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persalt in Medicine


  1. A salt containing the greatest proportion possible of the peroxy group.
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