potassium hydroxide

noun

Definition of potassium hydroxide

:a white deliquescent solid KOH that dissolves in water with much heat to form a strongly alkaline and caustic liquid and is used chiefly in making soap and as a reagent

First Known Use of potassium hydroxide

1866


Medical Dictionary

potassium hydroxide

noun

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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