tetravalent


tet·ra·va·lent

adjective \ˌte-trə-ˈvā-lənt\

Definition of TETRAVALENT

:  having a valence of four

Origin of TETRAVALENT

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1868

tet·ra·va·lent

adjective \ˌte-trə-ˈvā-lənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TETRAVALENT

: having a chemical valence of four <tetravalent carbon>

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