polybasic

[pol-ee-bey-sik]

Origin of polybasic

First recorded in 1835–45; poly- + basic
Related formspol·y·ba·sic·i·ty [pol-ee-bey-sis-i-tee] /ˌpɒl i beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for polybasic

polybasic

adjective
  1. (of an acid) having two or more replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule
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polybasic in Medicine

polybasic

[pŏl′ē-bāsĭk]
adj.
  1. 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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polybasic in Science

polybasic

[pŏl′ē-bāsĭk]
  1. 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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