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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

so′dium chlo′ride(n.)

  1. Category: Chemistry

    Ref: salt1 (def. 1). 1 1

Origin of sodium chloride:

1865–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sodium chloride, common salt(noun)

    a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)

Wiktionary

  1. sodium chloride(Noun)

    Chemical term for common table salt, a compound composed of equal number of sodium and chlorine atoms. Chemical formula NaCl.

Freebase

  1. Sodium chloride

    Sodium chloride, also known as salt, common salt, table salt or halite, is an ionic compound with the formula NaCl, representing equal proportions of sodium and chloride. Sodium chloride is the salt most responsible for the salinity of the ocean and of the extracellular fluid of many multicellular organisms. As the major ingredient in edible salt, it is commonly used as a condiment and food preservative.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sodium Chloride

    A ubiquitous sodium salt that is commonly used to season food. It plays an important biological role in maintaining the osmotic tension of blood and tissues. The OSMOLAR CONCENTRATION this and other SALTS accounts for SALINITY which influences the types of organisms that live in an ENVIRONMENT.

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