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Noun: potassium permanganate  pu'ta-see-um pur'mang-gu,neyt
  1. A poisonous salt that forms dark purple crystals and is purple-red when dissolved in water; used as an oxidizing and bleaching agent and as a disinfectant and antiseptic
    - permanganate of potash

Derived forms: potassium permanganates

Type of: permanganate

Encyclopedia: Potassium permanganate