a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal.
a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
acidosis ac·i·do·sis (ās’ĭ-dō’sĭs)
n. pl. ac·i·do·ses (-sēz’)
An abnormal increase in the acidity of body fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates.
ac’i·dot’ic (-dŏt’ĭk) adj.
Chemistry. a compound usually having a sour taste and capable of neutralizing alkalis and reddening blue litmus paper, containing hydrogen that can be replaced by a metal or an electropositive group to form a salt, or containing an atom that can accept a pair of electrons from a base. Acids are proton donors that yield […]
an acidulating substance.
to make somewhat . to sour; embitter. Historical Examples acidulate the filtered fluid slightly with hydrochloric acid, evaporate it to the bulk of 1⁄2 an ounce, and let it cool. Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley A cup of roselle juice diluted is better to acidulate with than the lemon juice. The Khaki Kook […]
- Acidulated water
noun water containing a small about of vinegar, lemon or lime juice and used to prevent discoloration of fruits and vegetables Examples Some vegetables and fruits which are often placed in acidulated water are: apples, avocados, and pears. Word Origin c. 1732 Usage Note cooking Historical Examples Cook the roe with a slice of onion […]