aqua regia

noun aqua re·gia \ -ˈrē-j(ē-)ə \

Definition of aqua regia

: a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids that dissolves gold or platinum

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Origin and Etymology of aqua regia

New Latin, literally, royal water


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aqua regia

noun aqua re·gia \ -ˈrē-j(ē-)ə \

medical Definition of aqua regia

: a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids that dissolves gold or platinum called also nitrohydrochloric acid

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