|bicarbonate (baɪˈkɑːbənɪt, -ˌneɪt)|
|1.||a salt of carbonic acid containing the ion HCO3--; an acid carbonate|
|2.||(modifier) Systematic name: hydrogen carbonate consisting of, containing, or concerned with the ion HCO3--: a bicarbonate compound|
|3.||short for bicarbonate of soda|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
bicarbonate bi·car·bon·ate (bī-kär'bə-nāt', -nĭt)
The radical group HCO3 or a compound, such as sodium bicarbonate, containing it.
|bicarbonate (bī-kär'bə-nāt') Pronunciation Key
The group HCO3 or a compound containing it, such as sodium bicarbonate. When heated, bicarbonates give off carbon dioxide.