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Medical Term:

hydrochloric acid

Pronunciation: hi'dro-klor'ik as'id

Definition: Acid of gastric juice. The commercial product is used as an escharotic; the gas and the concentrated solution are strong irritants.

Synonym(s): muriatic acid

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