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bisulfite

[bahy-suhl-fahyt] /baɪˈsʌl faɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a salt of sulfurous acid, containing the HSO 3 group; an acid sulfite; a hydrogen sulfite, as sodium bisulfite, NaHSO 3 .
Also, bisulphite.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; bi-1 + sulfite
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British Dictionary definitions for bisulphite

bisulphite

/baɪˈsʌlfaɪt/
noun
1.
a salt or ester of sulphurous acid containing the monovalent group -HSO3 or the ion HSO3
2.
(modifier) consisting of or containing the group -HSO3 or the ion HSO3: bisulphite ion
Systematic name hydrogen sulphite
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bisulphite in Medicine

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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