tetrachloride

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noun tet·ra·chlo·ride \ ˌte-trə-ˈklȯr-ˌīd \

Definition of tetrachloride

:a chloride containing four atoms of chlorine

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First Known Use of tetrachloride

1866


Medical Dictionary

tetrachloride

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noun tet·ra·chlo·ride \ ˌte-trə-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- \

medical Definition of tetrachloride

:a chloride containing four atoms of chlorine

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