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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.]
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(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]
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(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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