bisulfite

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.

Nearby words

  1. bistre,
  2. bistro,
  3. bisulcate,
  4. bisulfate,
  5. bisulfide,
  6. bisulphate,
  7. bisulphide,
  8. bisulphite,
  9. bisutun,
  10. bisymmetric

Origin of bisulfite

First recorded in 1885–90; bi-1 + sulfite

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Medicine definitions for bisulfite

bisulfite

[ bī-sŭlfīt′ ]

n.

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

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