tetroxide

noun

te·​trox·​ide te-ˈträk-ˌsīd How to pronounce tetroxide (audio)
: a compound of an element or group with four atoms of oxygen

Examples of tetroxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With this modernized upper stage, Russian officials hoped to move away from the toxic propellants—dinitrogen tetroxide and hydrazine—that power the Briz-M upper stage. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 4 Jan. 2022 But highly oxidizing non-fossil chemical fuels, like liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen or dinitrogen tetroxide combined with hydrazine are even more expensive, a bit dangerous to use and needed for rocket fuel. James Conca, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 To maneuver, Cassini carefully places monomethyl hydrazine in contact with nitrogen tetroxide, which spontaneously oxidizes (burns) it. Dave Brody Executive Producer, Fox News, 19 July 2017 During final approach to the Workshop, one of the steering thruster quads on the CSM began to leak nitrogen tetroxide oxidizer. David S. F. Portree, WIRED, 10 July 2012

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First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tetroxide was in 1863

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“Tetroxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetroxide. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

tetroxide

noun
te·​trox·​ide te-ˈträk-ˌsīd How to pronounce tetroxide (audio)
: a compound of an element or group with four atoms of oxygen see osmium tetroxide
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