from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A white powder, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and laxative.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A slightly alkaline chemical substance, Mg(OH)2, the active principle in the antacid milk of magnesia, also used as a laxative.
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- noun inorganic chemistry The
baseMg(OH)2 that occurs naturally as brucite; it is used as an antacidand in many industrial processes
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- noun a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines
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