Tetratomic
Tetratomic Tet`ra*tom"ic, a. [Tetra- + atomic.] (Chem.) (a) Consisting of four atoms; having four atoms in the molecule, as phosphorus and arsenic. (b) Having a valence of four; quadrivalent; tetravalent; sometimes, in a specific sense, having four hydroxyl groups, whether acid or basic. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetratomic — [te΄trə täm′ik] adj. 1. designating or of a molecule consisting of four atoms 2. having four replaceable atoms or groups * * * tet·ra·tom·ic (tĕt rə tŏmʹĭk) adj. 1. Having four atoms per molecule. 2. Having four replaceable univalent atoms or… …   Universalium

  • tetratomic — [te΄trə täm′ik] adj. 1. designating or of a molecule consisting of four atoms 2. having four replaceable atoms or groups …   English World dictionary

  • tetratomic — adjective (of a molecule etc) consisting of four atoms …   Wiktionary

  • tetratomic — Denoting a quadrivalent element or radical. [tetra + G. atomos, atom] * * * tet·ra·tom·ic (tet″rə tomґik) 1. consisting of four atoms. 2. having four replaceable atoms …   Medical dictionary

  • tetratomic — adj. having four atoms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tetratomic — adjective Chemistry consisting of four atoms …   English new terms dictionary

  • tetratomic — tet·ra·tom·ic …   English syllables

  • tetratomic — /tɛtrəˈtɒmɪk/ (say tetruh tomik) adjective 1. having four atoms in the molecule. 2. Obsolete having a valency of four. 3. Obsolete containing four replaceable atoms or groups …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetratomic — adj. Chem. having four atoms (of a specified kind) in the molecule …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetratomic molecule — a molecule made up of four atoms …   Medical dictionary

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