1. [ noun ] (chemistry) 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
Synonyms: orthoboric_acid
Related terms: acid
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) any of various acids containing boron and oxygen
Synonyms: boracic_acid
Related terms: acid perboric_acid
Similar spelling:   boracic_acid