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tetravalent

[te-truh-vey-luh nt, te-trav-uh-] /ˌtɛ trəˈveɪ lənt, tɛˈtræv ə-/
adjective, Chemistry.
1.
having a valence of four, as Pt +4 .
Origin of tetravalent
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; tetra- + -valent
Related forms
tetravalence, tetravalency, noun
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tetravalent

/ˌtɛtrəˈveɪlənt/
adjective (chem)
1.
having a valency of four
2.
Also quadrivalent. having four valencies
Derived Forms
tetravalency, noun
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tetravalent tet·ra·va·lent (tět'rə-vā'lənt)
adj.
Having a valence of four; quadrivalent.

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