tetravalent

[te-truh-vey-luh nt, te-trav-uh-]

Origin of tetravalent

First recorded in 1865–70; tetra- + -valent
Related formstet·ra·va·lence, tet·ra·va·len·cy, noun
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tetravalent

adjective chem
  1. having a valency of four
  2. Also: quadrivalent having four valencies
Derived Formstetravalency, noun
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tetravalent in Medicine

tetravalent

[tĕt′rə-vālənt]
adj.
  1. Having a valence of four; quadrivalent.
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