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hydrochloric acid

noun hy·dro·chlo·ric acid \ˌhī-drə-ˈklr-ik-\

chemistry : a strong acid that is used especially in scientific experiments and in manufacturing

Full Definition of HYDROCHLORIC ACID

:  an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride HCl that is a strong corrosive irritating acid, is normally present in dilute form in gastric juice, and is widely used in industry and in the laboratory

Origin of HYDROCHLORIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1819
HYDROCHLORIC ACID Defined for Kids

hydrochloric acid

noun hy·dro·chlo·ric acid \ˌhī-drə-ˈklr-ik-\

Definition of HYDROCHLORIC ACID for Kids

:  a strong acid formed by dissolving in water a gas made up of hydrogen and chlorine
Medical Dictionary

hydrochloric acid

noun hy·dro·chlo·ric acid \ˌhī-drə-ˌklōr-ik-, -ˌklr-\

Medical Definition of HYDROCHLORIC ACID

:  an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride HCl that is a strong corrosive irritating acid, is normally present in dilute form in gastric juice, and is widely used in industry and in the laboratory—called also muriatic acid

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