<chemistry> Capable of neutralising four molecules of a monacid base; having four hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by bases; quadribasic; said of certain acids; thus, normal silicic acid, Si(OH)4, is a tetrabasic acid.

Origin: Tetra- + basic.

(01 Mar 1998)

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