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Definition: Sal plumbi
(s[a^]l), n. [L. See Salt
.] (Chem. & Pharm.)
[NL.] (Old Chem.), an impure potassium
carbonate obtained from the ashes of wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium
[NL.] (Old Chem.), salt of sorrel.
. (Old Chem.) See Alembroth
(Chem.), ammonium chloride, NH4Cl
, a white
crystalline volatile substance having a sharp salty taste,
obtained from gas works, from nitrogenous matter, etc. It
is largely employed as a source of ammonia, as a reagent,
and as an expectorant in bronchitis. So called because
originally made from the soot from camel's dung at the
temple of Jupiter Ammon in Africa. Called also muriate of ammonia
[NL.] (Old Med. Chem.), Epsom salts.
[L.] (Old Chem.), common salt, or sodium
. [NL.] (Old Chem.) See Sal ammoniac
Sal de duobus
, Sal duplicatum
[NL.] (Old Chem.),
potassium sulphate; -- so called because erroneously
supposed to be composed of two salts, one acid and one
[NL.] (Old Med. Chem.), potassium acetate.
[NL.] (Old Chem.), acid potassium sulphate.
[NL.] (Old Min.), common salt occuring native.
[NL.] (Old Chem.), salt tin, or stannic chloride;
-- the alchemical name of tin being Jove.
[NL.] (Old Chem.), green vitriol, or ferrous
sulphate; -- the alchemical name of iron being Mars.
[NL.] (Old Chem.) See Microcosmic salt
[NL.] (Old Chem.), sugar of lead.
. (Old Chem.) See Prunella salt
, under 1st
[NL.] (Old Chem.), sugar of lead, or lead
acetate; -- the alchemical name of lead being Saturn.
[NL.] (Old Chem.), sedative salt, or boric
[F. seignette, sel de seignette] (Chem.),
(Chem.), sodium carbonate. See under Sodium
[NL.] (Old Chem.), white vitriol; zinc
(a) (Chem.) See Sal ammoniac
(b) Spirits of ammonia.