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tetratomic

[ te-truh-tom-ik ]
/ ˌtɛ trəˈtɒm ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.
having four atoms per molecule, especially of a specified kind.
having four replaceable atoms or radicals.
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Origin of tetratomic

First recorded in 1860–65; tetr- + atomic
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British Dictionary definitions for tetratomic

tetratomic
/ (ˌtɛtrəˈtɒmɪk) /

adjective
composed of four atoms or having four atoms per moleculephosgene has tetratomic molecules
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