aluminum hydroxide

noun
white crystalline compound that occurs naturally as the mineral gibbsite
Hypernyms: ↑hydroxide, ↑hydrated oxide
Substance Holonyms: ↑gibbsite

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aluminum hydroxide,
a white, odorless, tasteless powder used in waterproofing, in dyeing, as a glaze in ceramics, and in medicines. Formula: Al(OH)3

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