sodium perborate


noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, NaBO2⋅3H2O or NaBO3⋅4H2O, used chiefly as a bleaching agent and antiseptic.

Nearby words

  1. sodium monoxide,
  2. sodium nitrate,
  3. sodium nitrite,
  4. sodium nitroprusside,
  5. sodium pentothal,
  6. sodium peroxide,
  7. sodium phosphate,
  8. sodium polysulfide,
  9. sodium propionate,
  10. sodium pump

Also called perborax.

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British Dictionary definitions for sodium perborate

sodium perborate

noun

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

sodium perborate

[ pər-bôrāt′ ]

n.

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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