Sesquibasic Ses`qui*ba"sic, a. [Sesqui- + basic.] (Chem.) Containing, or acting as, a base in the proportions of a sesqui compound. [1913 Webster]

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  • sesqui- — Prefix denoting 32; at one time used in chemistry to indicate a ratio of 3:2 between the two parts of a compound ( e.g., sesquisulfide, sesquibasic), but presently used only for sesquihydrates and sesquiterpenes. [L.] * * * [L. sesqui a half… …   Medical dictionary

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