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A chemical compound containing four oxygen atoms per molecule.
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(Elements & Compounds) any oxide that contains four oxygen atoms per molecule: osmium tetroxide, OsO4.
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(tɛˈtrɒk saɪd, -sɪd)

an oxide whose molecule contains four atoms of oxygen.
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Noun1.tetroxide - an oxide containing four atoms of oxygen in the molecule
oxide - any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
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Specific topics covered include organic tetroxides and peroxy radical recombination, nitroso oxides and reactions of peroxides on solid surfaces.