potassium hydroxide


potassium hydroxide

noun

Definition of POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

:  a white deliquescent solid KOH that dissolves in water with much heat to form a strongly alkaline and caustic liquid and is used chiefly in making soap and as a reagent

First Known Use of POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

1869

potassium hydroxide

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

: a white deliquescent solid KOH that dissolves in water with much heat to form a strongly alkaline liquid and that is used as a powerful caustic and in the making of pharmaceuticals—called also caustic potash

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