polybasic

[ pol-ee-bey-sik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈbeɪ sɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

(of an acid) having two or more atoms of replaceable hydrogen.

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Origin of polybasic

First recorded in 1835–45; poly- + basic

OTHER WORDS FROM polybasic

pol·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
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈbeɪsɪk) /

adjective

(of an acid) having two or more replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule
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Medical definitions for polybasic

polybasic
[ pŏl′ē-bāsĭk ]

adj.

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

polybasic
[ pŏl′ē-bāsĭk ]

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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