aluminum hydroxide

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alu′minum hydrox′ide


n.
a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, Al(OH)3 or Al2O3∙3H2O, obtained chiefly from bauxite: used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, and printing inks, in dyeing, and as an antacid.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.aluminum hydroxide - white crystalline compound that occurs naturally as the mineral gibbsite
gibbsite - white crystalline mineral consisting of aluminum hydroxide; a constituent of bauxite and a source of alumina
hydrated oxide, hydroxide - a compound of an oxide with water
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