[ pur-sawlt ]
/ ˈpɜrˌsɔlt /
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Words nearby persalt
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Example sentences from the Web for persalt
If a solution of a persalt of iron is now added to the fluid, a blue precipitate is formed.Legal Chemistry|A. Naquet
Prussian blue, with a persalt of iron or tin as a mordant, gives a very splendid dark blue.
British Dictionary definitions for persalt
/ (ˈpɜːˌsɔːlt) /
any salt of a peracid
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Medical definitions for persalt
[ pûr′sôlt′ ]
A salt containing the greatest proportion possible of the peroxy group.
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