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aluminum hydroxide

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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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 in medicine as an antacid and in the treatment of ulcers.

Origin of aluminum hydroxide

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called alumina trihydrate, aluminum hydrate, hydrated alumina.

hydrated alumina

  1. aluminum hydroxide.
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