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Seidlitz powder Line breaks: Seid|litz pow¦der
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛdlɪts/

Definition of Seidlitz powder in English:


A laxative preparation containing tartaric acid, sodium potassium tartrate, and sodium bicarbonate which 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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