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triacid

[trahy-as-id] /traɪˈæs ɪd/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
capable of combining with three molecules of a monobasic acid:
a triacid base.
2.
noting acid salts containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms.
Origin of triacid
1885-1890
1885-90; tri- + acid
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  • They may be counted in leukæmic blood with the aid of the triacid or eosine-methylene blue stain.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • Their true nature is shown by their behaviour with the triacid solution.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • In triacid preparations the granulation is unstained, and the mast cells appear as clear, polynuclear cells, free from granules.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • The staining of the blood specimen in triacid requires only a little fixation, cp.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
British Dictionary definitions for triacid

triacid

/traɪˈæsɪd/
adjective
1.
(of a base) capable of reacting with three molecules of a monobasic acid
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