Definition of Seidlitz powder in English:

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Seidlitz powder

Pronunciation: /ˈsedlits ˌpoudər/


A laxative preparation that contains tartaric acid, sodium potassium tartrate, and sodium bicarbonate, and that effervesces when mixed with water.


Late 18th century: named with reference to the mineral water of Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia.

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Syllabification: Seid·litz pow·der

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