potassium chlorate

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of potassium chlorate

: a crystalline salt KClO3 that is used as an oxidizing agent in matches, fireworks, and explosives

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1866

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potassium chlorate

noun

medical Definition of potassium chlorate

: a crystalline salt KClO3 with a cooling saline taste that is used especially in veterinary medicine as a mild astringent (as in the treatment of stomatitis)

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