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

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Other Words from tetrabasic

tetrabasicity \ "+ \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for tetrabasic

International Scientific Vocabulary tetra- + basic

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“Tetrabasic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrabasic. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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