Meaning of aluminum hydroxide

alu'minum hydrox'ide

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, Al(OH) or AlO&multiplydot;3HO, obtained chiefly from bauxite: used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, and printing inks, in dyeing, and in medicine as an antacid and in the treatment of ulcers. Also called
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