potassium hydroxide(redirected from Potassium hydrate)
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po·tas·si·um hy·drox·ide (KOH),
KOH; a strong, penetrating caustic.
Synonym(s): caustic potash
potassium hydroxide (KOH)
a white, soluble, highly caustic compound. Occasionally used in solution as an escharotic for bites of rabid animals, KOH has many laboratory uses as an alkalinizing agent, including the preparation of clinical specimens for examination for fungi under the microscope.
po·tas·si·um hy·drox·ide(KOH) (pŏ-tasē-ŭm hī-droksīd)
Strong, penetrating caustic.