niter

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • nitre (Standard UK spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English niter, nitere, nitre, nytre, from Old French nitre, from Latin nitrum, from Ancient Greek νίτρον (nítron).

Noun[edit]

niter (countable and uncountable, plural niters)

  1. (obsolete) Sodium carbonate.
  2. (US, chemistry) A mineral form of potassium nitrate (saltpetre) used in making gunpowder.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Niter” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • niter”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.

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