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tetrabasic

[te-truh-bey-sik] /ˌtɛ trəˈbeɪ sɪk/
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
1860-1865
1860-65; tetra- + basic
Related forms
tetrabasicity
[te-truh-bey-sis-i-tee] /ˌtɛ trə beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • Growth promoting efficacy of pharmacological doses of tetrabasic zinc chloride in diets for nursery pigs.
British Dictionary definitions for tetrabasic

tetrabasic

/ˌtɛtrəˈbeɪsɪk/
adjective
1.
(of an acid) containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms
Derived Forms
tetrabasicity (ˌtɛtrəbeɪˈsɪsɪtɪ) noun
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