aluminum hydroxide

noun Chemistry.

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.

Nearby words

  1. aluminum bronze,
  2. aluminum carbide,
  3. aluminum chloride,
  4. aluminum fluosilicate,
  5. aluminum glycinate,
  6. aluminum monostearate,
  7. aluminum nitrate,
  8. aluminum oxide,
  9. aluminum plant,
  10. aluminum silicate

Origin of aluminum hydroxide

First recorded in 1870–75

Also called alumina trihydrate, aluminum hydrate, hydrated alumina.

hydrated alumina

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019