bisulfite

or bi·sul·phite

[ bahy-suhl-fahyt ]
/ baɪˈsʌl faɪt /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for bisulphite

bisulphite

/ (baɪˈsʌlfaɪt) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for bisulphite

bisulfite

[ bī-sŭlfīt′ ]

n.

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

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