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
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Examples from the Web for bisulphite
Historical Examples of bisulphite
This is generally known as a solution of bisulphite of lime.
Bisulphite of soda has also often been used as the reducing agent.
Among the better known agents which have such an effect upon latex, formalin and sodium sulphite (not bisulphite) are the chief.
The cyanide and bisulphite solution is then added with warming till the blue colour is destroyed.
Sometimes a mixture of bisulphite and powdered zinc replaces it, but this is objectionable for pure food gelatines.
British Dictionary definitions for bisulphite
a salt or ester of sulphurous acid containing the monovalent group -HSO 3 or the ion HSO 3 –
(modifier) consisting of or containing the group -HSO 3 or the ion HSO 3 –bisulphite ion
Systematic name: hydrogen sulphite
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The univalent inorganic acid group HSO3.
A salt of sulfurous acid containing this group.
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