te·​trox·​ide | \ te-ˈträk-ˌsīd \

Definition of tetroxide

: a compound of an element or group with four atoms of oxygen

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To maneuver, Cassini carefully places monomethyl hydrazine in contact with nitrogen tetroxide, which spontaneously oxidizes (burns) it. Dave Brody Executive Producer, Fox News, "Why kill Cassini? Saturn probe's fate carefully considered," 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, "Skylab Rescue Plan (1972)," 10 July 2012

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First Known Use of tetroxide

1863, in the meaning defined above

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te·​trox·​ide | \ te-ˈträk-ˌsīd \

Medical Definition of tetroxide

: a compound of an element or group with four atoms of oxygen — see osmium tetroxide

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