Don't confuse this sal-, sali-; "salt" unit with another sali-, salt- unit which refers to "jumping" and "leaping".
2. Containing or impregnated with salt.
3. In biology, a reference to plants and animals that grow in or inhabit salt plains or marshes.
4. Composed of or like salt.
5. In medicine, a sterile solution of sodium chloride used to dilute medications or for intravenous therapy.
2. The weight ratio between dissolved salts and water in seawater.
3. In chemistry, the amount of dissolved salts in any solution.
2. Becoming saline, or salty.
3. An accumulation of soluble salts in the soil of an arid, poorly drained region, as a result of the evaporation of the waters that carried them to the soil zone.
It has also contributed an enormous range of vocabulary to English, including salad, salary, saline, sauce, saucer, and sausage. Its Germanic descendant was "salt", which produced Swedish, Danish, and English "salt", and Dutch "zout".
The North American Porcupine and Its Need for Salt
- These vegetarians find an ample supply of staple calories from plants.
- Why are these modest creatures, amply fed on wild bush and tree, regarded as pests? Because they now gnaw and damage much human property near or in the woods.
- Whatever salty hands have touched, from ax handles to discarded wrappings, becomes the target of their needful gnawing.
- The most common attraction for porcupines is the plywood in unattended outbuildings.
- The curing compound used in plywood is sodium nitrate; so porcupines chew deligently at wooden walls for that scant, unseen prize.
- Control experiments have shown that they seek the sodium ion only, not potassium, or other ions.
- Two intrinsic systems set animal and plant life apart; namely, the muscles that power locomotion, and the intricate nerve network that controls the organism, including the muscle fibers themselves.
- Sodium is an indispensable part of nerve and muscle function.
- Green plants have neither nerves nor muscles; so, lacking these, generally they have little use for sodium, over the long or short term.
- Except for special saline plants, vegetation has no need for salt; however, they must have sodium's sister atom, potassium.
The history of salt and its impact on all living creatures.
Some of these caverns are then used to store hydrocarbons; such as, crude oil and natural gas; or oil field wastes; such as, drilling fluids.