boric acid


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boric acid

n.
A water-soluble white or colorless crystalline compound, H3BO3, used as an antiseptic and preservative and in fireproofing compounds, cosmetics, ophthalmic solutions, cements, and enamels.

boric acid

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: orthoboric acid a white soluble weakly acid crystalline solid used in the manufacture of heat-resistant glass and porcelain enamels, as a fireproofing material, and as a mild antiseptic. Formula: H3BO3. Systematic name: trioxoboric(III) acid
2. (Elements & Compounds) any other acid containing boron

bo′ric ac′id


n.
1. a white, crystalline acid, H3BO3, used chiefly in the manufacture of ceramics, cements, and glass and as an antiseptic.
2. any of a group of acids containing boron.
[1865–70]

bo·ric acid

(bôr′ĭk)
A white or colorless crystalline compound, H3BO3, either naturally occurring or made from borax. It is used as an antiseptic and preservative, and in cements, enamels, and cosmetics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boric acid - a white or colorless slightly acid solid that is soluble in water and ethanol; used in the manufacture of glass and paper and adhesives and in detergents and as a flux in welding; also used as an antiseptic and food preservative
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
2.boric acid - any of various acids containing boron and oxygen
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
perboric acid - a form of boric acid
Translations
boorihappo
borsyra

boric acid

[ˌbɔːrɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m bórico

boric acid

n (Chem) → Borsäure f

boric acid

n ácido bórico
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