pentabasic

adjective
pen·​ta·​ba·​sic | \ ˌpent-ə-ˈbā-sik How to pronounce pentabasic (audio) \

Medical Definition of pentabasic

1 of an acid : having five hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by basic atoms or radicals
2 of a salt : containing five atoms of a monovalent metal or their equivalent

Learn More About pentabasic

Dictionary Entries Near pentabasic

Penrose drain

pentabasic

pentachlorophenate

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Pentabasic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pentabasic. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!