Definition of dibasic in English:

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Pronunciation: /dīˈbāsik/


(Of an acid) having two replaceable hydrogen atoms.
Example sentences
  • Condensation polymers are usually formed between dibasic organic acids and dihydroxyalcohols or diamines.
  • Collagen, the most abundant connective tissue protein, contains several dibasic amino acids and has slow turnover rate.
  • However, the phosphate used in this trial was dibasic sodium phosphate and this is known to alter the ratio of dibasic and monobasic phosphate (plasma phosphate).


Mid 19th century: from di-1 'two' + basic.

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Syllabification: di·ba·sic

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