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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
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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
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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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