acidity

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acidity

1. the amount of acid present in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH
2. another name for hyperacidity

acidity

[ə′sid·ə·tē]
(chemistry)
The state of being acid.
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Dr Trisha Mcnair, the BBC's health adviser, said: "It may be more effective to take prebiotics that boost growth of the good bacteria you already have in your gut, rather than take supplements of live bacteria that may be destroyed by the acidity of the stomach as soon as you swallow them.
Smoking increases the acidity of the stomach and thins the protective coating.
The experiment also established that NEC fungal digestive enzymes do survive the acidity of the stomach and work in the small intestine.