tetroxide

[te-trok-sahyd, -sid]
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noun Chemistry.

an oxide whose molecule contains four atoms of oxygen.

Origin of tetroxide

First recorded in 1865–70; tetr- + oxide
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tetroxide

tetroxid (tɛˈtrɒksɪd)

noun

any oxide that contains four oxygen atoms per moleculeosmium tetroxide, OsO 4
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