glacial acetic acid

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gla·​cial acetic acid | \ ˈglā-shəl- How to pronounce glacial acetic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of glacial acetic acid

: acetic acid containing usually less than 1 percent of water, obtained as a pungent caustic hygroscopic liquid that is a good solvent (as for oils and resins), and used formerly as a caustic to remove warts but now only in veterinary medicine for this purpose

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“Glacial acetic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glacial%20acetic%20acid. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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