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Meaning of bicarbonate

bi•car•bo•nate

Pronunciation: (bī-kär'bu-nit, -nāt"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a salt of carbonic acid, containing the HCO group; an acid carbonate, as sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO.
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