Definition of monobasic in English:

monobasic

adjective

Chemistry
  • (of an acid) having one replaceable hydrogen atom.

    • ‘The phosphate used in this trial was dibasic sodium phosphate and this is known to alter the ratio of dibasic and monobasic phosphate.’
    • ‘Patients in group I received 2.4 g of monobasic sodium phosphate and 0.9 g of dibasic sodium phosphate for mechanical bowel preparation on the day before surgery.’
    • ‘The pH of the tubular fluid gradually approaches the pK a for the dibasic / monobasic phosphate buffering system.’

Pronunciation:

monobasic

/mɒnə(ʊ)ˈbeɪsɪk/