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[Fr. base, L. basis, fr Gr. basis, step, pedestal]
1. The lower or supporting part of anything. 2. The principal substance in a mixture. 3. Any substance that combines with hydrogen ions (protons) or accepts hydrogen ions, e.g., a Bronsted base. Strong bases, e.g., sodium hydroxide or lye, are corrosive to human tissues. Whether an unknown chemical compound is a base or an acid may be determined by the color produced when it is added to a solution containing an indicator or by measurement of pH by an electrometer and suitable pH electrode. SYN: SEE: alkali SEE: acid; SEE: pH 4. A substance that can donate a pair of electrons; a Lewis base. SEE: Lewis base
Venes, Donald, editor. "Base." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/735314/all/nucleic_base.
Base. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/735314/all/nucleic_base. Accessed November 17, 2019.
Base. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/735314/all/nucleic_base
Base [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/735314/all/nucleic_base.
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