boric acid

noun bo·ric acid \ ˈbȯr-ik- \

Definition of boric acid

: 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


BORIC ACID Defined for Kids

boric acid

noun bo·ric acid \ ˈbȯr-ik- \

Definition of boric acid for Students

: a weak acid containing boron used to kill germs

Medical Dictionary

boric acid

noun

medical Definition of boric acid

: 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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