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acid (s) (noun)
, acids (pl)
1. A chemical substance which can dissolve some metals, can neutralize alkalis, and is able to turn litmus red: Zink is a metal that can dissolve in acids
and strong alkalis.
In the newspaper there was an article about a man who had corrosive acid sprayed in his face, but he was lucky that his eyesight was not affected.
2. Cutting and very bitter remarks in voice and tone: Her voice was full of acid when she talked to her ex-husband about their children.
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alginic acid (s) (noun)
, alginic acids (pl)
A polyuronic acid that is extracted from marine algae or seaweeds: Alginic acid is used as a binder in pharmaceutical tablets and as a thickening and emulsifying agent in a number of food products.
butyric acid (s) (noun)
, butyric acids (pl)
An acid of unpleasant odor occurring in cod liver oil, sweat, and many other substances: Butyric acid
is a fatty acid derived from butter. but rare in most fats.
Butyric acid is a viscid liquid with a rancid odor; and is used in disinfectants, emulsifying agents, and pharmaceuticals.
omega-3 fatty acid (s) (noun)
, omega-3 fatty acids (pl)
Any of several polyunsaturated fatty acids found in leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils, and cold-water fish, such as salmon and mackerel.
Omega-3 fatty acids are capable of reducing serum cholesterol levels and have anticoagulant properties.
Omega-3 fish oil is considered a neutraceutical, a food that provides health benefits. Eating fish has been reported to protect against age-related macular degeneration, a common eye disease.
pseudo-acid (s) (noun)
, pseudo-acids (pl)
A compound that is not itself an acid but which exists in equilibrium with, or is easily converted into an acidic form and thus undergoes some typical reactions of acids: In its free state, a pseudo-acid
is an organic compound and doesn't have the arrangement of an acid.
In the proximity of bases, pseudo-acids slowly go through a new molecular movement and produce salts.
sialic acid (s) (noun)
, sialic acids (pl)
Any of a group of amino carbohydrates that are components of mucoproteins and glycoproteins, especially in animal tissue and blood cells: Siatic acids
reduce amido acids that are essentially carbohydrates and are found especially as components of blood glycoproteins and mucoproteins.
A few serious diseases rely on the proximity of, or the lack of some enzymes connected to the metabolism of sialic acids.