tetrazine

noun

tet·​ra·​zine
ˈte‧trəˌzēn,
-zə̇n
plural -s
1
: any of three isomeric parent compounds C2H2N4 that may be regarded as benzene with four methylidyne groups replaced by nitrogen atoms
especially : the symmetrical or 1,2,4,5-isomer forming very volatile unstable purple-red crystals
2
: any of various derivatives of the tetrazines

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary tetraz- + -ine

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“Tetrazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrazine. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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