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polyacid

[pol-ee-as-id] /ˌpɒl iˈæs ɪd/ Chemistry
adjective
1.
having more than one replaceable hydrogen atom.
2.
capable of reacting with more than one equivalent weight of an acid.
noun
3.
an acid having more than one replaceable hydrogen atom.
4.
an oxyacid containing the equivalent of extra molecules of its anhydride, as the polysulfuric acids, H 2 S 2 O 7 or H 2 SO 4 ⋅SO 3 , and H 2 S 3 O 1 0 or H 2 SO 4 ⋅2SO 3 .
Origin of polyacid
1855-1860
1855-60; poly- + acid
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