Definition of persalt in English:

persalt

noun

Chemistry
  • Originally (now rare): a salt in which the anion occurs in its greatest possible proportion relative to the metal cation. In later use: a perborate or other salt in which the anion contains a peroxide group.

Pronunciation

persalt

/ˈpəːsɔːlt/ /ˈpəːsɒlt/

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Michael Faraday (1791–1867), natural philosopher, scientific adviser, and Sandemanian. From per- + salt.