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Noun: boric acid
  1. A white or colourless slightly acid solid that is soluble in water and ethanol; used in the manufacture of glass and paper and adhesives and in detergents and as a flux in welding; also used as an antiseptic and food preservative
    - orthoboric acid
  2. Any of various acids containing boron and oxygen
    - boracic acid

Derived forms: boric acids

Type of: acid

Encyclopedia: Boric acid