Pronunciation: (glou'burz), [key]
the decahydrate form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na2SO4•10H2O, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic. Also,Glau'ber salt".[1730–40; named after J. R. Glauber (1604–68), German chemist]
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