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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to an acid that can donate more than one proton to a base.

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  • adjective chemistry Of an acid (or a base) that can donate (or accept) more than one proton; polybasic

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[poly– + prot(on) + –ic.]

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