noun Chemistry.

a compound containing four nitrate groups.

Origin of tetranitrate

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Historical Examples of tetranitrate

  • Wood gum, from beech wood, gave a tetranitrate (C10 formula) insoluble in all the usual solvents for this group of esters.

  • Thus the tetranitrate yields only 46.4 of denitrated fibre in place of the calculated 66.