Medical Dictionary

potassium hydroxide


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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