activated charcoal


ac·​ti·​vat·​ed charcoal ˈak-tə-ˌvā-təd- How to pronounce activated charcoal (audio)
: a highly adsorbent fine black odorless tasteless powdered charcoal used in medicine especially as an antidote in many forms of poisoning and as an antiflatulent

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“Activated charcoal.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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