magnesium hydroxide


noun Chemistry.

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

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Origin of magnesium hydroxide

First recorded in 1905–10
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Medical definitions for magnesium hydroxide

magnesium hydroxide

n.

A white powder used as an antacid and a laxative.
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