Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of neutralizing, or combining with, five molecules of a monobasic acid; having five hydrogen atoms capable of substitution by acid residues; said of certain complex bases.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of neutralizing, or combining with, five molecules of a monobasic acid; having five hydrogen atoms capable of substitution by acid residues; -- said of certain complex bases.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting a base containing five combining units of the radical hydroxyl, HO, or one equivalent to a pentabasic acid, molecule for molecule.

Etymologies

pent- +‎ acid (Wiktionary)

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