[ pol-ee-bey-sik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈbeɪ sɪk /
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(of an acid) having two or more atoms of replaceable hydrogen.
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OTHER WORDS FROM polybasicpol·y·ba·sic·i·ty [pol-ee-bey-sis-i-tee], /ˌpɒl i beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use polybasic in a sentence
For polybasic acids, the ratio would have the form demanded by the rule given p. 94.
Acids of greater basicity than unity are frequently termed polybasic.
British Dictionary definitions for polybasic
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈbeɪsɪk) /
(of an acid) having two or more replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule
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Medical definitions for polybasic
[ pŏl′ē-bā′sĭk ]
Of or relating to an acid that has two or more hydrogen atoms that can be replaced by basic atoms or radicals.
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Scientific definitions for polybasic
[ pŏl′ē-bā′sĭk ]
Of or relating to an acid that has two or more hydrogen atoms per molecule that can be replaced by basic atoms or radicals.
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