boric acid, orthoboric acid(noun)
a white or colorless slightly acid solid that is soluble in water and ethanol; used in the manufacture of glass and paper and adhesives and in detergents and as a flux in welding; also used as an antiseptic and food preservative
boric acid, boracic acid(noun)
any of various acids containing boron and oxygen
boric acid(noun)HBO; B(OH); a white crystalline solid, soluble in hot water to form a weak acid. Used as a mild antiseptic, flame retardant, insecticide and in the manufacture of borax and other borate salts.
boric acid(noun)A hydrate of boric oxide, specifically any of the three acids orthoboric acid, metaboric acid or pyroboric acid.
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