tetratomic

[ te-truh-tom-ik ]

adjectiveChemistry.
  1. having four atoms per molecule, especially of a specified kind.

  2. having four replaceable atoms or radicals.

Origin of tetratomic

1
First recorded in 1860–65; tetr- + atomic

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British Dictionary definitions for tetratomic

tetratomic

/ (ˌtɛtrəˈtɒmɪk) /


adjective
  1. composed of four atoms or having four atoms per molecule: phosgene has tetratomic molecules

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