from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A salt or mineral, such as alum or dolomite, that has more than one type of cation or anion and forms when a solution of two simpler salts undergoes crystallization.

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  • noun chemistry A solid solution of two simple salts, often in a definite proportion

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  • noun a solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization


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