bicarbonate

[ bahy-kahr-buh-nit, -neyt ]
/ baɪˈkɑr bə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /
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noun Chemistry.

a salt of carbonic acid, containing the HCO3−1 group; an acid carbonate, as sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3.

Nearby words

  1. bicameral,
  2. bicameral legislature,
  3. bicapsular,
  4. bicarb,
  5. bicarb.,
  6. bicarbonate of soda,
  7. bicarpellary,
  8. bicaudal,
  9. bicaudate,
  10. bice

Origin of bicarbonate

First recorded in 1810–20; bi-1 + carbonate

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British Dictionary definitions for bicarbonate

bicarbonate

/ (baɪˈkɑːbənɪt, -ˌneɪt) /

noun

a salt of carbonic acid containing the ion HCO 3 ; an acid carbonate
(modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the ion HCO 3 a bicarbonate compound Systematic name: hydrogen carbonate
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Word Origin and History for bicarbonate

bicarbonate

n.

1819, from bi- + carbonate.

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Medicine definitions for bicarbonate

bicarbonate

[ bī-kärbə-nāt′, -nĭt ]

n.

The radical group HCO3 or a compound, such as sodium bicarbonate, containing it.

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Science definitions for bicarbonate

bicarbonate

[ bī-kärbə-nāt′ ]

The group HCO3 or a compound containing it, such as sodium bicarbonate. When heated, bicarbonates give off carbon dioxide.
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