Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling salt.

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  • adjective resembling a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal

Etymologies

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salt +‎ -like

Examples

  • Haemoglobin can be separated into a protein substance, i.e. globin, and a red substance, still containing iron which, after oxidation, with hydrochloric acid yields a saltlike complex iron compound, called haemin.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1930 - Presentation Speech

  • The city will look at various saltlike substances to see which works best.

    The Seattle Times

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