pentabasic

adjective

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

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“Pentabasic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pentabasic. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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