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
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Origin and Etymology of tetrabasic
International Scientific Vocabulary tetra- + basic
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