C4H6OH4
Tetracid Tet*rac"id, a. [Tetra + acid.] (Chem.) Capable of neutralizing four molecules of a monobasic acid; having four hydrogen atoms capable of replacement ba acids or acid atoms; -- said of certain bases; thus, erythrine, {C4H6(OH)4}, is a tetracid alcohol. [1913 Webster]

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  • C4H6OH4 — Erythrite E*ryth rite, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; called also {erythrol},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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