muriatic acidmu·ri·atic acid
hydrochloric acid: now only a commercial term
Origin of muriatic acidFrench muriatique ; from Classical Latin muriaticus, pickled ; from muria, brine ; from Indo-European an unverified form meuro- ; from base an unverified form meu-, damp, musty from source moss, mire
See hydrochloric acid.
Origin of muriatic acidLatin muri&amacron;ticus, pickled, from muria, pickle brine.
- (obsolete, inorganic chemistry) Hydrochloric acid.