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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.
Origin of magnesium hydroxide
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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magnesium-hydroxide in Medicine

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

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