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Definition of "bisulfite" [bisulfite]

  • The univalent inorganic acid group HSO3 or a salt of sulfurous acid containing it. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bisulfite" in a sentence
  • "For the purpose of this study, the epigenetics market is divided into two major segments, namely bisulfite conversion kits and chromatin immunoprecipitation."
  • "Typically, scientists use a procedure called bisulfite sequencing to identify the sites of DNA methylation."
  • "The agency is required to neutralize the chemical before it discharges treated wastewater by adding sodium bisulfite, which bonds with the chlorine to form salt."