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bo·rax

 (bôr′ăks′, -əks)
n.
1. A hydrated sodium borate, Na2B4O7·10H2O, an ore of boron, that is used as a cleaning compound.
2. Cheap merchandise, especially tasteless furnishings: "today's glinty borax" (New Yorker).

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin bōrāx, from Arabic būraq, from Middle Persian būrak. Sense 2, perhaps from the custom of giving away borax soap as a premium for the sale of cheap furniture .]

borax

(ˈbɔːræks)
n, pl -raxes or -races (-rəˌsiːz)
1. (Minerals) Also called: tincal a soluble readily fusible white mineral consisting of impure hydrated disodium tetraborate in monoclinic crystalline form, occurring in alkaline soils and salt deposits. Formula: Na2B4O7.10H2O
2. (Elements & Compounds) pure disodium tetraborate
[C14: from Old French boras, from Medieval Latin borax, from Arabic būraq, from Persian būrah]

bo•rax1

(ˈbɔr æks, -əks, ˈboʊr-)

n., pl. bo•rax•es, bo•ra•ces (ˈbɔr əˌsiz, ˈboʊr-)
a water-soluble powder or crystals, hydrated sodium borate, Na2B4O7∙10H2O, used as a flux, as a cleansing agent, in glassmaking, and in tanning.
[1350–1400; Middle English boras < Middle French < Medieval Latin borax]

bo•rax2

(ˈbɔr æks, -əks, ˈboʊr-)

n.
cheap, showy, poorly made merchandise, esp. cheaply built furniture of an undistinguished or heterogeneous style.
[1940–45, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]

bo·rax

(bôr′ăks′)
A white, crystalline powder and mineral used as an antiseptic, as a cleansing agent, and in fusing metals and making heat-resistant glass. The mineral is an ore of boron.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borax - an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent
atomic number 5, boron, B - a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Translations

borax

[ˈbɔːræks] N (boraxes or boraces (pl)) → bórax m

borax

[ˈbɔːræks] nborax m

borax

nBorax m

borax

[ˈbɔːræks] nborace m

bo·rax

n. bórax, borato de sodio.
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Elution Buffer A Na2HPO4, Na2B4O7 and NaN3 (pH 8.2) and Elusion Buffer B acetonitrile: methyl alcohol: water (45:45:10) were used.
En was added to a solution of (NH4)6Mo7O24 (0.5 mmol), Na2B4O7 (1.5 mmol) and Ni(NO3)2 (1.5 mmol) with stirring until the pH was adjusted to 10.5.
In first experiment, wheat seeds were primed with 1, 0.5, 0.1, 0.05 and 0.01 M B solutions of boric acid (H3BO3) and borax (Na2B4O7.10H2O) while dry seeds and hydropriming were taken as control.