tetratomic


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tet·ra·tom·ic

(tet'ră-tom'ik),
Denoting a quadrivalent element or radical.
[tetra- + G. atomos, atom]
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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 [8], and five years later recognized that mannit was a hexabasic alcohol [4].