tetrabasic

[te-truh-bey-sik]
adjective Chemistry.
1.
(of an acid) having four atoms of hydrogen replaceable by basic atoms or groups.
2.
containing four basic atoms or groups having a valence of one.

Origin:
1860–65; tetra- + basic

tetrabasicity [te-truh-bey-sis-i-tee] , noun
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tetrabasic (ˌtɛtrəˈbeɪsɪk)
 
adj
(of an acid) containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms
 
tetrabasicity
 
n

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