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polybasic

[pol-ee-bey-sik] /ˌpɒl iˈbeɪ sɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
(of an acid) having two or more atoms of replaceable hydrogen.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; poly- + basic
Related forms
polybasicity
[pol-ee-bey-sis-i-tee] /ˌpɒl i beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for poly basic

polybasic

/ˌpɒlɪˈbeɪsɪk/
adjective
1.
(of an acid) having two or more replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule
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poly basic in Medicine

polybasic pol·y·ba·sic (pŏl'ē-bā'sĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to an acid that has two or more hydrogen atoms that can be replaced by basic atoms or radicals.

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poly basic in Science
polybasic
  (pŏl'ē-bā'sĭk)   
Of or relating to an acid that has two or more hydrogen atoms per molecule that can be replaced by basic atoms or radicals.
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