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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bicarbonate  \Bi*car"bon*ate\,  n.  [Pref.  bi-  +  carbonate.] 
  (Chem.) 
  A  carbonate  in  which  but  half  the  hydrogen  of  the  acid  is 
  replaced  by  a  positive  element  or  radical,  thus  making  the 
  proportion  of  the  acid  to  the  positive  or  basic  portion  twice 
  what  it  is  in  the  normal  carbonates;  an  acid  carbonate;  -- 
  sometimes  called  {supercarbonate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bicarbonate 
  n  :  a  salt  of  carbonic  acid  in  which  one  hydrogen  atom  has  been 
  replaced;  an  acid  carbonate  [syn:  {hydrogen  carbonate}] 




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