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- n. An aluminium salt of tannic acid (and sometimes also tartaric acid) used in various preparations
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A. trade-name of a basic aluminium tannate, Al2(OH)4(C14H9O9)2.10H2O. It forms a brownish yellow powder and is used in surgery for dusting wounds.
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