Definition of Seidlitz powder in English:

Seidlitz powder

noun

  • A laxative preparation containing tartaric acid, sodium potassium tartrate, and sodium bicarbonate which effervesces when mixed with water.

Origin

Late 18th century: named with reference to the mineral water of Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia.

Pronunciation:

Seidlitz powder

/ˈsɛdlɪts/