tetracid

adjective
te·​trac·​id | \ tə̇‧ˈtrasə̇d \
variants: or less commonly tetraacid \ ¦te‧trə+ \

Definition of tetracid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : able to react with four molecules of a monobasic acid or two of a dibasic acid to form a salt or ester used especially of bases
2 [tetracid entry 2] : containing four hydrogen atoms replaceable by basic atoms or radicals used especially of acid salts

tetracid

noun
\ " \
variants: or less commonly tetraacid \ " \

Definition of tetracid (Entry 2 of 2)

: an acid having four acid hydrogen atoms

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History and Etymology for tetracid

Adjective

tetra- + acid (adjective)

Noun

tetra- + acid (noun)

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“Tetracid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetracid. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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