Tetratomic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tetratomic (Chem) Consisting of four atoms; having four atoms in the molecule, as phosphorus and arsenic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tetratomic Same as tetradic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tetra-, + atomic,

Usage

In literature:

The group is tetratomic and positive.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
Similarly As and Au in Cd appear to be triatomic, and Sn in Pb tetratomic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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