Definition of bicarbonate :
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.
chemical (part of speech: noun)
peroxide, chromate, bisulfate, iodide, hydrate, hydride, ether, bisulfide, bromide, salt, fluoride, nitrate, citrate, borate, nitride, sulfide, borax, silicate, tetroxide, lactate, cyanide, ketone, benzoate, phosphate, carbon dioxide, carbide, chlorate, oxide, ethyl, ammonia, formaldehyde, methyl, monoxide, hydroxide, hydrocarbon, dioxide, disulfide, disulfate, acetate, chloride, acetone, carbonate, fulminate, sulfate, alcohol, chemical
- A pint of lukewarm solution containing a teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda or of common salt, is then used with a Higginson's syringe, the patient leaning over a basin and breathing in and out quickly through the open mouth. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
- The bicarbonate is in colourless prisms, which have a saline, feebly alkaline taste, and are not deliquescent. - "Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology", W. G. Aitchison Robertson.
- Milk may be preserved good in hot weather, for a few hours, by placing the jug which contains it in ice, or very cold water; or a pinch of bicarbonate of soda may be introduced into the liquid. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.