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.

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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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Medical 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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