noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, slightly alkaline, salty-tasting, water-soluble powder, KHCO3, produced by the passage of carbon dioxide through an aqueous potassium carbonate solution: used in cookery as a leavening agent and in medicine as an antacid.
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Also called potassium acid carbonate.
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Medical definitions for potassium bicarbonate
A compound in the form of a white powder or colorless crystals, used in baking powder and as an antacid medicine.
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