Tetratomic | definition of tetratomic by Medical dictionary
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Denoting a quadrivalent element or radical.
[tetra- + G. atomos, atom]
tetratomic (tĕt″ră-tŏm′ĭk) [″ + atomos, indivisible]
Having four atoms.
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Using this broader definition, the patterns in diatomic molecules and in di-, tri-, and tetratomic
species were discussed.
In 1855, he showed that erythrite was a tetratomic
alcohol rather than a sugar , and five years later recognized that mannit was a hexabasic alcohol .