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A polygon with four sides and four angles; a quadrilateral.

[Late Latin tetragōnum, from Greek tetragōnon, square, from neuter of Greek tetragōnos, having four angles : tetra-, tetra- + -gōnos, angled; see -gon.]

te·trag′o·nal (tĕ-trăg′ə-nəl) adj.
te·trag′o·nal·ly adv.


1. (Chemistry) crystallog Also: dimetric relating or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three mutually perpendicular axes of which only two are equal
2. (Mathematics) of, relating to, or shaped like a quadrilateral
teˈtragonally adv
teˈtragonalness n


Relating to a crystal having three axes, two of which are of the same length and are at right angles to each other. The third axis is perpendicular to these. The mineral zircon has tetragonal crystals. See more at crystal.
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Adj.1.tetragonal - of or relating to or shaped like a quadrilateral
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Crystallization of the relaxed melt at ambient pressure leads to formation of tetragonal Form II crystals which also has been classified as a mesophase [13].
In 1959 it was discovered that as the material cools, it changes from a metal to a semiconductor while its atoms reorganize themselves from a tetragonal to monoclinic crystal structure.
4] is the quaternary compound semiconductor crystallises in thermodynamically stable body centred tetragonal Kesterite structure (Space group I4) (S.
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Since non-silica based Yttria partially stabilized tetragonal zirconia (Y-TZP) are resistant to etching [3], other techniques such as air-abrasion, silanization and laser irradiation are used to increase the roughness of zirconia surface [4].
Zirconia has three different structures: monoclinic, tetragonal and cubic.
Zirconia is also known to gradually weaken over time as the crystal structure changes from a tetragonal phase to a monoclinic one when exposed to hydrothermal condition.
b) tetragonal or square numbers such as 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, etc.
The lobes, which are future spore domains, are in tetrahedral arrangement, although they may appear tetragonal due to flattening during processing.
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