tetravalent

adjective

tet·​ra·​va·​lent ˌte-trə-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce tetravalent (audio)
: having a valence of four

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tetravalent was in 1868

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“Tetravalent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetravalent. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

tetravalent

adjective
tet·​ra·​va·​lent ˌte-trə-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce tetravalent (audio)
: having a chemical valence of four
tetravalent carbon
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