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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Acidez

Acidity (uh-SIH-dih-tee)
Refers to the amount of acid in a substance. An acid is a chemical that gives off hydrogen ions in water and forms salts by combining with certain metals.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.