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Origin of sodium chloride

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for sodium chloride

sodium chloride

noun

common table salt; a soluble colourless crystalline compound occurring naturally as halite and in sea water: widely used as a seasoning and preservative for food and in the manufacture of chemicals, glass, and soap. Formula: NaClAlso called: salt
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Medical definitions for sodium chloride

sodium chloride

n.

Common or table salt, used as a food preservative and seasoning.
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Scientific definitions for sodium chloride

sodium chloride

See salt.
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