triacid

adjective
tri·​acid | \ "+ \

Definition of triacid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : able to react with three molecules of a monobasic acid or one of a tribasic acid to form a salt or ester used especially of bases
2 : containing three hydrogen atoms replaceable by basic atoms or radicals used especially of acid salts

triacid

noun
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Definition of triacid (Entry 2 of 2)

: an acid (as phosphoric acid or citric acid) having three acid hydrogen atoms

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History and Etymology for triacid

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International Scientific Vocabulary tri- + acid, adjective

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“Triacid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triacid. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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