tet·​ra·​eth·​yl·​am·​mo·​ni·​um ˌte-trə-ˌeth-əl-ə-ˈmō-nē-əm How to pronounce tetraethylammonium (audio)
: a quaternary ammonium ion (C2H5)4N+ containing four ethyl groups
also : a salt of this ion (as the deliquescent crystalline chloride used as a ganglionic blocking agent)
abbreviation TEA

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“Tetraethylammonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tetraethylammonium. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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