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Meaning of potassium bicarbonate

potas'sium bicar'bonate

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— Chem., Pharm. Chem.,Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline, slightly alkaline, salty-tasting, water-soluble powder, KHCO, produced by the passage of carbon dioxide through an aqueous potassium carbonate solution: used in cookery as a leavening agent and in medicine as an antacid. Also called
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