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 (nā′trŏn′, -trən)
A mineral of hydrous sodium carbonate, Na2CO3·10H2O, often found crystallized with other salts. It can act as a dessicant and was used in mummification.

[French, from Spanish natrón, from Arabic naṭrūn, niter, from Greek nitron; see niter.]


(Minerals) a whitish or yellow mineral that consists of hydrated sodium carbonate and occurs in saline deposits and salt lakes. Formula: Na2CO3.10H2O
[C17: via French and Spanish from Arabic natrūn, from Greek nitron]


(ˈneɪ trɒn, -trən)

a mineral, hydrous sodium carbonate, Na2CO3∙10H2O, found in dried-up lake beds.
[1675–85; < French < Sp < Arabic naṭrūn, variant of niṭrūn < Greek nítron, probably ultimately < Egyptian ntry; compare Hebrew nether, Hittite nitri]
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Many cats were mummified in the city of Bubastis, the centre of worship of the cat goddess, and then buried in special cat cemeteries," the post says, "This mummified cat, whose face can still be seen, would have had its insides removed and filled with earth or sand before being wrapped in bandages soaked in natron (salt) or resin.
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