acid-ash diet n.
A diet consisting largely of meat or fish, eggs, and cereals with a minimal quantity of milk, fruit, and vegetables, that when catabolized leaves an acid residue to be excreted in the urine.
- Acid-base equilibrium
acid-base equilibrium acid-base equilibrium The state that exists when acidic and basic ions in solution exactly neutralize each other.
- Acid-base indicator
acid-base indicator acid-base indicator n. A substance that indicates the degree of acidity or basicity of a solution through characteristic color changes. acid-base indicator A substance, such as litmus paper, that indicates the degree of acidity or basicity of a solution through characteristic color changes.
adjective being engraved by the use of an acidic substance, as hydrofluoric acid Examples Textures acid-etched glass products offer a wealth of opportunities to architects, interior designers and decorators. Word Origin by 1881
adjective capable of changing an acidic substance or environment into a neutral one; capable of buffering an acidic solution Examples Human saliva has acid-neutralizing capacity. Word Origin by 1825