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potassium bitartrate

noun Chemistry.
  1. cream of tartar.
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cream of tartar

noun
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C4H5KO6, used chiefly as an ingredient in baking powders and in galvanic tinning of metals.Also called potassium bitartrate, potassium acid tartrate.Compare tartar(def 3).
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Origin of cream of tartar

First recorded in 1655–65
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British Dictionary definitions for potassium-bitartrate

cream of tartar

noun
  1. another name for potassium hydrogen tartrate, esp when used in baking powders
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potassium bitartrate

noun
  1. another name (not in technical usage) for potassium hydrogen tartrate
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potassium-bitartrate in Medicine

potassium bitartrate

n.
  1. A white, acid, crystalline solid or powder used as a component of laxatives.
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