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Definition: 'Lime Water'

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lime water

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. calcium hydroxide solution; a saturated solution prepared by mixing 3 g of calcium hydroxide in 1 L of purified cool water. Undissolved calcium hydroxide is allowed to precipitate and the solution is dispensed without agitation; lime water is a common ingredient in lotions and is used internally extensively in veterinary medicine.




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