bi-sulfite

bisulfite

[bahy-suhl-fahyt]
noun Chemistry.
a salt of sulfurous acid, containing the HSO 3 group; an acid sulfite; a hydrogen sulfite, as sodium bisulfite, NaHSO 3 .
Also, bisulphite.


Origin:
1885–90; bi-1 + sulfite

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bisulfite bi·sul·fite (bī-sŭl'fīt')
n.

  1. The univalent inorganic acid group HSO3.

  2. A salt of sulfurous acid containing this group.

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