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1. Containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms in a molecule. Used of acids.
2. Containing four univalent basic atoms or radicals. Used of bases or salts.

tet′ra·ba·sic′i·ty (-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(Chemistry) (of an acid) containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms
tetrabasicity n
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Five papers from the Shaanxi University of Science and Technology investigate the effect of the chemical structure and sodium sulfate on polycarboxylate superplasticizers in cement pastes, a degraded chitosan for retanning leather, and a tetrabasic graft copolymer adhesive.
Growth-promoting efficacy of pharmacological doses of tetrabasic zinc chloride in diets for nursery pigs.
Beneficial effects of tetrabasic zinc chloride for weanling piglets and the bioavailability of zinc in tetrabasic form relative to ZnO.
Halstab has introduced a tetrabasic lead fumarate heat stabilizer.
a single copy of FLRFamide, a sequence SEEPLYRKRRS which includes a tetrabasic proteolytic processing site, and the multiple copies of FMRFamide], the general organization of these two precursors is similar (see Greenberg and Price, 1992).
Third, 60 base pairs downstream from this FLRFamide, the cDNA encodes the tetrabasic cleavage site (Arg-Lys-Arg-Arg; RKRR) reported previously (Lutz et al.
ABSTRACT : An experiment was conducted to investigate the mechanism for the effect of tetrabasic zinc chloride (TBZC) in enhancing growth performance of weanling piglets.
Zinc bioavailability in tetrabasic zinc chloride and the dietary zinc requirement of young chicks fed soy concentrate diet.