boric acid

noun bo·ric acid \ˈbȯr-ik-\

Definition of boric acid

  1. :  a white crystalline acid B(OH)3 obtained from its salts and used especially as a weak antiseptic and fire-retardant

Origin and Etymology of boric acid

boron


First Known Use: 1825


BORIC ACID Defined for Kids

boric acid

noun bo·ric acid \ˈbȯr-ik-\

Definition of boric acid for Students

  1. :  a weak acid containing boron used to kill germs


Medical Dictionary

boric acid

noun bo·ric acid

Medical Definition of boric acid

  1. :  a white crystalline acid H3BO3 obtained from its salts and used especially as a weak antiseptic—called also boracic acid, orthoboric acid


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