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potassium bitartrate

noun, Chemistry

cream of tartar

noun
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 4 H 5 KO 6 , 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).
Origin
1655-1665
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

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

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