monoacid

adjective
mono·​ac·​id | \ -ˈas-əd How to pronounce monoacid (audio) \
variants: or monoacidic \ -​ə-​ˈsid-​ik How to pronounce monoacid (audio) \

Medical Definition of monoacid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : able to react with only one molecule of a monobasic acid to form a salt or ester : characterized by one hydroxyl group used of bases and sometimes of alcohols
2 : containing only one hydrogen atom replaceable by a basic atom or radical used especially of acid salts

monoacid

noun

Medical Definition of monoacid (Entry 2 of 2)

: an acid having only one acid hydrogen atom

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“Monoacid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/monoacid. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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