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monobasic

[mon-uh-bey-sik] /ˌmɒn əˈbeɪ sɪk/
adjective
1.
Chemistry. (of an acid) containing one replaceable hydrogen atom.
2.
Biology, monotypic.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; mono- + basic
Related forms
monobasicity
[mon-uh-bey-sis-i-tee] /ˌmɒn ə beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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monobasic

/ˌmɒnəʊˈbeɪsɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) (of an acid, such as hydrogen chloride) having only one replaceable hydrogen atom per molecule
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monobasic in Medicine

monobasic mon·o·ba·sic (mŏn'ə-bā'sĭk)
adj.

  1. Having only one hydrogen ion to donate to a base in an acid-base reaction.

  2. Having only one metal ion or positive radical.

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monobasic in Science
monobasic
  (mŏn'ə-bā'sĭk)   
  1. Relating to an acid that contains only one hydrogen atom that can be replaced in an acid-base reaction. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and nitric acid (HNO3) are monobasic acids.

  2. Of or relating to a compound that contains one metal ion or positive radical.


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