/ (ˈsɛdlɪts) /
a laxative consisting of two powders, tartaric acid and a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt (sodium potassium tartrate)Also called: Rochelle powder
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Word Origin for Seidlitz powder
C19: named after Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia with mineral springs having similar laxative effects
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Examples from the Web for seidlitz powder
He handed me out a little flat thing like a seidlitz-powder.The Plattner Story and Others|H. G. Wells
“Devilish good—devilish good,” said the Seidlitz-powder man.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 1(of 2)|Charles Dickens
A mixture of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium sodium tartrate, used as a mild cathartic by dissolving in water and drinking.
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