potassium-bitartrate

potassium bitartrate

noun Chemistry.
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cream of tartar

noun
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:
1655–65

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cream of tartar
 
n
another name for potassium hydrogen tartrate, esp when used in baking powders

potassium bitartrate
 
n
another name (not in technical usage) for potassium hydrogen tartrate

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

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