tet·ra·zine | \ˈte‧trəˌzēn, -zə̇n\
plural -s

Definition of tetrazine 

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

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International Scientific Vocabulary tetraz- + -ine

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