tribasic [trahy-bey-sik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry.
- (of an acid) having three atoms of hydrogen replaceable by atoms or groups.
- containing three atoms or groups, each having a valence of one, as , Na3PO4.
Origin of tribasic First recorded in 1830–40;+ Related formstri·ba·sic·i·ty [trahy-bey-sis-i-tee] /ˌtraɪ beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti/, noun Examples from the Web for tribasic Historical Examples of tribasic
This salt, which is tribasic, is also formed when1058 the preceding crystallised salts are put into hot water.
Tribasic sodium phosphate alone without the addition of the carbonate will also give good results.
Being a tribasic acid, it forms acid as well as normal salts.
Morphine itself is a tribasic meconate, and narcotin, of course, another opium derivative.
British Dictionary definitions for tribasic tribasic adjective
- (of an acid) containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms in the molecule
- (of a molecule) containing three monovalent basic atoms or groups in the molecule
tribasic in Medicine tribasic [trī-bā′sĭk] adj.
- Relating to an acid containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms per molecule.
- Relating to a base or salt containing three univalent basic atoms or radicals per molecule.