adj. [Gr. monos, one; basis, step]
Describing genera originally based on one species only.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Monobasic — Mon o*ba sic, a. [Mono + basic.] (Chem.) Capable of being neutralized by a univalent base or basic radical; having but one acid hydrogen atom to be replaced; said of acids; as, acetic, nitric, and hydrochloric acids are monobasic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monobasic — [män΄əbās′ik] adj. Chem. 1. designating an acid the molecule of which contains one hydrogen atom replaceable by a metal or positive radical or capable of reacting with the hydroxyl group 2. designating a compound in which a metal or positive… …   English World dictionary

  • monobasic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1842 of an acid having only one replaceable hydrogen atom …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monobasic — used of a genus established on, or comprising, a single species …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • monobasic — monobasicity /mon euh bay sis i tee/, n. /mon euh bay sik/, adj. 1. Chem. (of an acid) containing one replaceable hydrogen atom. 2. Biol. monotypic. [1835 45; MONO + BASIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • monobasic — adjective a) (of an acid) containing one replaceable hydrogen atom b) (of a salt) having one atom of a univalent metal …   Wiktionary

  • monobasic — Denoting an acid with only one replaceable hydrogen atom, or only one replaced hydrogen atom. * * * mono·ba·sic .män ə bā sik adj of an acid having only one replaceable hydrogen atom * * * mono·ba·sic (mon″o baґsik) [mono + basic] having… …   Medical dictionary

  • monobàsic — mo|no|bà|sic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • monobasic — adj. containing one replaceable hydrogen atom (Chemistry); monotypic (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monobasic — adjective Chemistry (of an acid) having one replaceable hydrogen atom …   English new terms dictionary

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