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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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(Greek: oxys, "sharp", plus gen, "forming"; from the incorrect belief that oxygen forms acids; gas)
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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