Definition of Tetravalent

1. Adjective. Haveing a valence of four.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Partainyms: Valence



Definition of Tetravalent

1. a. Having a valence of four; tetratomic; quadrivalent.

Definition of Tetravalent

1. Adjective. (chemistry) having a valence of 4 ¹

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Definition of Tetravalent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Tetravalent

1. Having a valence of four; tetratomic; quadrivalent. Origin: Tetra- + L. Valens, -entis, p.pr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetravalent

tetrathionic acid
tetrathiophosphate
tetrathiophosphates
tetrathlon
tetrathlons
tetration
tetratomic
tetratriacontane
tetratriacontanoic
tetratriacontanoic acid
tetratricopeptide
tetratricopeptides
tetraubiquitin
tetravalence
tetravalency
tetravalent (current term)
tetrawickmanite
tetraxenon
tetraxenongold
tetraxile
tetraxon
tetraxons
tetrazene
tetrazepam
tetrazine
tetrazines
tetrazo-
tetrazole
tetrazoles
tetrazolinone

Literary usage of Tetravalent

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1. Modern Theories of Chemistry by Lothar Meyer (1888)
"The molecular weights of a very large number of compounds containing tetravalent elements have been determined. The large number and the diversity of the ..."

2. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds; Or, Organic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1885)
"... and very probably is intimately related to the furfuryl group. tetravalent COMPOUNDS. tetravalent ..."

3. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1891)
"... upon healing a.propylene tetra- carboxylic acid (p. 482) to 200°, when it splits of! carbon dioxide. It melts at 145-150° C. tetravalent COMPOUNDS. ..."

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