monobasic

[ mon-uh-bey-sik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈbeɪ sɪk /

adjective

Chemistry. (of an acid) containing one replaceable hydrogen atom.
Biology. monotypic.

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Origin of monobasic

First recorded in 1835–45; mono- + basic

OTHER WORDS FROM monobasic

mon·o·ba·sic·i·ty [mon-uh-bey-sis-i-tee] /ˌmɒn ə beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monobasic

monobasic
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈbeɪsɪk) /

adjective

chem (of an acid, such as hydrogen chloride) having only one replaceable hydrogen atom per molecule
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Medical definitions for monobasic

monobasic
[ mŏn′ə-bāsĭk ]

adj.

Having only one hydrogen ion to donate to a base in an acid-base reaction.
Having only one metal ion or positive radical.
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Scientific definitions for monobasic

monobasic
[ mŏn′ə-bāsĭk ]

Relating to an acid that contains only one hydrogen atom that can be replaced in an acid-base reaction. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and nitric acid (HNO3) are monobasic acids.
Of or relating to a compound that contains one metal ion or positive radical.
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