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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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