bismuth subcarbonate

noun
bismuth sub·​car·​bon·​ate | \ -ˌsəb-ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt, -nət How to pronounce bismuth subcarbonate (audio) \

Medical Definition of bismuth subcarbonate

: 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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“Bismuth subcarbonate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bismuth%20subcarbonate. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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