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tetroxide

[te-trok-sahyd, -sid] /tɛˈtrɒk saɪd, -sɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an oxide whose molecule contains four atoms of oxygen.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; tetr- + oxide
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  • Most spacecraft ever launched carried some flavor of hydrazine, either by itself or with nitrogen tetroxide as an oxidizer.
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tetroxide

/tɛˈtrɒksaɪd/
noun
1.
any oxide that contains four oxygen atoms per molecule: osmium tetroxide, OsO4
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