or bi·sul·phite

[ bahy-suhl-fahyt ]
/ baɪˈsʌl faɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a salt of sulfurous acid, containing the HSO3 group; an acid sulfite; a hydrogen sulfite, as sodium bisulfite, NaHSO3.

Origin of bisulfite

First recorded in 1885–90; bi-1 + sulfite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for bisulfite

[ bī-sŭlfīt′ ]


The univalent inorganic acid group HSO3.
A salt of sulfurous acid containing this group.
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