[te-truh-klawr-ahyd, -id, -klohr-]

noun Chemistry.

a chloride containing four atoms of chlorine.

Origin of tetrachloride

First recorded in 1865–70; tetra- + chloride
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any compound that contains four chlorine atoms per moleculecarbon tetrachloride, CCl 4
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tetrachloride in Medicine




A chemical compound containing four chlorine atoms per molecule.
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