noun Chemistry.

(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.
(loosely) the salt of a peroxy acid.

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  8. persea,
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Origin of persalt

First recorded in 1810–20; per- + salt1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for persalt



any salt of a peracid
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Medicine definitions for persalt




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

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