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tetravalent

[ te-truh-vey-luhnt, te-trav-uh- ]
/ ˌtɛ trəˈveɪ lənt, tɛˈtræv ə- /
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adjective Chemistry.
having a valence of four, as Pt+4.
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Origin of tetravalent

First recorded in 1865–70; tetra- + -valent

OTHER WORDS FROM tetravalent

tet·ra·va·lence, tet·ra·va·len·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tetravalent

tetravalent
/ (ˌtɛtrəˈveɪlənt) /

adjective chem
having a valency of four
Also: quadrivalent having four valencies

Derived forms of tetravalent

tetravalency, noun
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Medical definitions for tetravalent

tetravalent
[ tĕt′rə-vālənt ]

adj.
Having a valence of four; quadrivalent.
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