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tet·ra·va·lent

 (tĕt′rə-vā′lənt)
adj.
1. Chemistry Having valence 4.
2. Immunology
a. Having four sites of attachment. Used of an antibody or antigen.
b. Containing antigens from four strains of a microorganism or virus. Used of a vaccine or serum.

tetravalent

(ˌtɛtrəˈveɪlənt)
adj
1. (Chemistry) having a valency of four
2. (Chemistry) Also: quadrivalent having four valencies
ˌtetraˈvalency n

tet•ra•va•lent

(ˌtɛ trəˈveɪ lənt, tɛˈtræv ə-)

adj.
1. having a valence of four.
[1865–70]
tet`ra•va′lence, tet`ra•va′len•cy, n.
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Adj.1.tetravalent - haveing a valence of four
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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tet·ra·va·lent

n. tetravalente, que posee una valencia química igual a cuatro.
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Chapter 5 illustrates these insights with analysis of, most notably, 'Le Carnet du bois de pins': central to life is carbon, and Meadows draws an analogy between the tetravalent carbon atom, the tetravalency of the odd line out in the permutations of couplets at the heart of the text, and the tetrahedral shape of cones and trees.