Hexabasic


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Hex`a`ba´sic


a.1.(Chem.) Having six hydrogen atoms or six radicals capable of being replaced or saturated by bases; - said of acids; as, mellitic acid is hexabasic.
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In 1855, he showed that erythrite was a tetratomic alcohol rather than a sugar [8], and five years later recognized that mannit was a hexabasic alcohol [4].