from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of reacting with three molecules of a monobasic acid. Used of a base.
- adj. Containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms. Used of an acid or acid salt.
- n. An acid containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms.
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- adj. Capable of combining with three molecules of a monobasic acid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of neutralizing three molecules of a monobasic acid or the equivalent; having three hydrogen atoms which may be acid radicals; -- said of certain bases; thus, glycerin is a triacid base.
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