tetravalent

adjective
tet·​ra·​va·​lent | \ ˌte-trə-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce tetravalent (audio) \

Definition of tetravalent

: having a valence of four

First Known Use of tetravalent

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Tetravalent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetravalent. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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tetravalent

adjective
tet·​ra·​va·​lent | \ ˌte-trə-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce tetravalent (audio) \

Medical Definition of tetravalent

: having a chemical valence of four tetravalent carbon

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