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Definition of "tetroxide" []

  • A chemical compound containing four oxygen atoms per molecule. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tetroxide" in a sentence
  • "I'm guessing the hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide tanks and plumbing will have to be removed entirely."
  • "I spent several hours researching zeppelins, Martian aerodynamics, hydrazine, nitrogen tetroxide oxidizers, entomopters, and the problems one encounters with propellers and rotors in a thin atmosphere."
  • "The fuel is monomethyl hydrazine (MMH) and the oxidizer is nitrogen tetroxide (N2O4)."