noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, slightly alkaline, salty-tasting, water-soluble powder, KHCO 3 , produced by the passage of carbon dioxide through an aqueous potassium carbonate solution: used in cookery as a leavening agent and in medicine as an antacid.

potassium bicarbonate n.
A compound in the form of a white powder or colorless crystals, used in baking powder and as an antacid medicine.

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