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Medical Term:

alkali

Pronunciation: al′kă-lī, al′kă-līz

Definition: A strongly basic substance yielding hydroxide ions (OH− in solution); sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide.

Synonym(s): base3

[Ar., al, the, + qalīy, soda ash]

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