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[bahy-suhl-feyt] /baɪˈsʌl feɪt/
noun, Chemistry
a salt of sulfuric acid, containing the HSO 4 group; an acid sulfate; a hydrogen sulfate, as sodium bisulfate, NaHSO 4 .
Origin of bisulfate
1860-65; bi-1 + sulfate Unabridged
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  • Sodium bisulfate is a dry acid that may be harmful if swallowed in large amounts.
  • In cases of bisulfate allergy, use of a local anesthetic without vasoconstrictor is indicated.
  • If effervescence is not a problem, these samplers should be preserved with sodium bisulfate in the laboratory.
bisulfate in Medicine

bisulfate bi·sul·fate (bī-sŭl'fāt')

  1. The univalent inorganic acid group HSO4.

  2. A salt of sulfuric acid containing this group. Also called acid sulfate.

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