or bi·sul·phate

[ bahy-suhl-feyt ]
/ baɪˈsʌl feɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a salt of sulfuric acid, containing the HSO4 group; an acid sulfate; a hydrogen sulfate, as sodium bisulfate, NaHSO4.

Origin of bisulfate

First recorded in 1860–65; bi-1 + sulfate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bisulphate


/ (baɪˈsʌlˌfeɪt) /


a salt or ester of sulphuric acid containing the monovalent group -HSO 4 or the ion HSO 4
(modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group -HSO 4 or the ion HSO 4 bisulphate ion

Systematic name: hydrogen sulphate
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Medicine definitions for bisulphate


[ bī-sŭlfāt′ ]


The univalent inorganic acid group HSO4.
A salt of sulfuric acid containing this group.acid sulfate

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