polyacid

noun
poly·ac·id | \ˈpäl-ē-ˌas-əd \

Medical Definition of polyacid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an acid (as phosphoric acid) having more than one acid hydrogen atom

2 : an acid of a large group of oxygen-containing acids

polyacid

adjective

Medical Definition of polyacid (Entry 2 of 2)

: able to react with more than one molecule of a monoacid to form a salt used especially of bases

Learn More about polyacid

Comments on polyacid

What made you want to look up polyacid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!