tetravalent

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adjective tet·ra·va·lent \ˌte-trə-ˈvā-lənt\

Definition of tetravalent

  1. :  having a valence of four

Origin and Etymology of tetravalent

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1868


Medical Dictionary

tetravalent

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adjective tet·ra·va·lent \ˌte-trə-ˈvā-lənt\

Medical Definition of tetravalent

  1. :  having a chemical valence of four tetravalent carbon


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