magnesium hydroxide

noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, Mg(OH)2, used chiefly in medicine as an antacid and as a laxative.

Origin of magnesium hydroxide

First recorded in 1905–10
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magnesium hydroxide in Medicine

magnesium hydroxide

n.
  1. A white powder used as an antacid and a laxative.
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