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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Medicine definitions for magnesium hydroxide
A white powder used as an antacid and a laxative.
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