a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, NaBO2⋅3H2O or NaBO3⋅4H2O, used chiefly as a bleaching agent and antiseptic.
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Also called perborax.
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British Dictionary definitions for sodium perborate
a white odourless crystalline compound used as an antiseptic and deodorant. Formula: NaBO 3 .4H 2 O
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Medicine definitions for sodium perborate
[ pər-bôr′āt′ ]
A white odorless crystalline compound used as a mild alkaline oxidizing agent in dentifrices and as a topical antiseptic and deodorant.
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