chlorhydric acid
Hydrochloric Hy`dro*chlo"ric, a. [Hydro-, 2 + chloric: cf. F. hydrochlorique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or compounded of, chlorine and hydrogen gas; as, hydrochloric acid; chlorhydric. [1913 Webster]

{Hydrochloric acid} (Chem.), hydrogen chloride; a colorless, corrosive gas, {HCl}, of pungent, suffocating odor. It is made in great quantities in the soda process, by the action of sulphuric acid on common salt. It has a great affinity for water, and the commercial article is a strong solution of the gas in water. It is a typical acid, and is an indispensable agent in commercial and general chemical work. Called also {muriatic acid} and {chlorhydric acid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hydrochloric acid — Hydrochloric Hy dro*chlo ric, a. [Hydro , 2 + chloric: cf. F. hydrochlorique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or compounded of, chlorine and hydrogen gas; as, hydrochloric acid; chlorhydric. [1913 Webster] {Hydrochloric acid} (Chem.), hydrogen chloride;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muriatic acid — Hydrochloric Hy dro*chlo ric, a. [Hydro , 2 + chloric: cf. F. hydrochlorique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or compounded of, chlorine and hydrogen gas; as, hydrochloric acid; chlorhydric. [1913 Webster] {Hydrochloric acid} (Chem.), hydrogen chloride;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • HCl — Hydrochloric Hy dro*chlo ric, a. [Hydro , 2 + chloric: cf. F. hydrochlorique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or compounded of, chlorine and hydrogen gas; as, hydrochloric acid; chlorhydric. [1913 Webster] {Hydrochloric acid} (Chem.), hydrogen chloride;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrochloric — Hy dro*chlo ric, a. [Hydro , 2 + chloric: cf. F. hydrochlorique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or compounded of, chlorine and hydrogen gas; as, hydrochloric acid; chlorhydric. [1913 Webster] {Hydrochloric acid} (Chem.), hydrogen chloride; a colorless,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyperchlorhydria — Presence of an excessive amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. SYN: chlorhydria, hyperhydrochloria. [hyper + chlorhydric (acid)] * * * hy·per·chlor·hy·dria .klōr hī drē ə, .klȯr n the presence of a greater than typical proportion of… …   Medical dictionary

  • achlorhydria — Absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice. [G. a priv. + chlorhydric (acid)] * * * achlor·hy·dria .ā .klōr hī drē ə, .klȯr n absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice compare HYPERCHLORHYDRIA …   Medical dictionary

  • euchlorhydria — A condition in which free hydrochloric acid exists in normal amount in the gastric juice. [eu + cholohydric (acid) + ia] * * * eu·chlor·hyd·ria .yü .klȯr hī drē ə n the presence of the normal amount of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • a|chlor|hy|dri|a — «AY klr HY dree uh», noun. Medicine. the absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice. ╂[< a 4 without + chlorhydric, variant of hydrochloric (acid)] …   Useful english dictionary

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