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- (biology) Pertaining to substances which release hydroxyl (OH-) ions in water; having a pH greater than 7. Source: Curtis, Helena. 1968. Biology. New York, NY. Worth Publishers
- (environment) The condition of water or soil which contains a sufficient amount of alkali substance to raise the pH above 7.0. Source: Terms of the Environment
- (geology) Adj. of alkali. See: alkalic
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
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