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bismuth subcarbonate

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noun bismuth sub·car·bon·ate \-ˌsəb-ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt, -nət\

Medical Definition of bismuth subcarbonate

  1. :  a white or pale yellowish white powder that is a basic salt of varying composition obtained by reaction of a carbonate with a bismuth salt and used chiefly in treating gastrointestinal disorders, topically as a protective in lotions and ointments, and in cosmetics


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