tetravalent

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

Definition of tetravalent 

: having a valence of four

First Known Use of tetravalent

1868, in the meaning defined above

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tetravalent

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

Medical Definition of tetravalent 

: having a chemical valence of four tetravalent carbon

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