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alkalinity

 [al″kah-lin´ĭ-te]
1. the quality of being alkaline.
2. the combining power of a base, expressed as the maximum number of equivalents of acid with which it reacts to form a salt.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·ka·lin·i·ty

(al-kă-lin'i-tē),
The state of being alkaline.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

alkalinity

A measure of the ability (expressed as the equivalent concentration—e.g., mg/L of calcium carbonate (CaCO3)) of a solution to neutralise H+ ions, .
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·ka·lin·i·ty

(al'kă-lin'i-tē)
The state of being alkaline.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

alkalinity

  1. the quality or state of being alkaline.
  2. the amount of alkali or base in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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