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Alternative formsEdit

  • nitre (Standard UK spelling)

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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 readingEdit

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

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