tetravalent

tetravalent

[te-truh-vey-luhnt, te-trav-uh-]
adjective Chemistry.
1.
having a valence of four, as Pt +4 .

Origin:
1865–70; tetra- + -valent

tetravalence, tetravalency, noun
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tetravalent (ˌtɛtrəˈveɪlənt)
 
adj
1.  having a valency of four
2.  Also: quadrivalent having four valencies
 
tetra'valency
 
n

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tetravalent tet·ra·va·lent (tět'rə-vā'lənt)
adj.
Having a valence of four; quadrivalent.

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