Pronunciation: (al'ku-līn", -lin), [key]
adj. Chem.
1. of or like an alkali.
2. containing an alkali.
3. having the properties of an alkali.
4. having a pH value greater than 7. Cf. acid (def. 5c).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

alkalimeteralkaline earth
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