tetrabasic

adjective tet·ra·basic \ ¦te‧trə+ \

Definition of tetrabasic

1 : having four hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by basic atoms or radicals used of acids (as hypophosphoric acid)
2 : containing four atoms of a univalent metal or their equivalent used of salts
3 : having four basic hydroxyl groups : able to react with four molecules of a monoacid used of bases and basic salts

tetrabasicity

\"+\ noun, plural -es

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Origin and Etymology of tetrabasic

International Scientific Vocabulary tetra- + basic


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