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tribasic

[trahy-bey-sik] /traɪˈbeɪ sɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
(of an acid) having three atoms of hydrogen replaceable by basic atoms or groups.
2.
containing three atoms or groups, each having a valence of one, as tribasic sodium phosphate, Na 3 PO 4 .
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; tri- + basic
Related forms
tribasicity
[trahy-bey-sis-i-tee] /ˌtraɪ beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tribasic

tribasic

/traɪˈbeɪsɪk/
adjective
1.
(of an acid) containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms in the molecule
2.
(of a molecule) containing three monovalent basic atoms or groups in the molecule
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tribasic in Medicine

tribasic tri·ba·sic (trī-bā'sĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to an acid containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule.

  2. Relating to a base or salt containing three univalent basic atoms or radicals per molecule.

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