Tetrad Tet"rad, n. [L. tetras, -adis, Gr. ?, ?: cf. F. t['e]trade.] 1. The number four; a collection of four things; a quaternion. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) A tetravalent or quadrivalent atom or radical; as, carbon is a tetrad. [1913 Webster]

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