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bisulfite

or bisulphite

[bahy-suhl-fahyt] /baɪˈsʌl faɪt/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a salt of sulfurous acid, containing the HSO 3 group; an acid sulfite; a hydrogen sulfite, as sodium bisulfite, NaHSO 3 .
Origin of bisulfite
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; bi-1 + sulfite
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bisulfite in Medicine

bisulfite bi·sul·fite (bī-sŭl'fīt')
n.

  1. The univalent inorganic acid group HSO3.

  2. A salt of sulfurous acid containing this group.

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