tetrabasic etymology

English word tetrabasic comes from English basic, English tetra- (Four.)

Detailed word origin of tetrabasic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
basic English (eng) (chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; having a pH greater than 7.. (slang) Unremarkable or uninteresting; boring; uncool.. Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.. Necessary, essential for life or some process. (military) Basic training.. A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.. An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.
tetra- English (eng) Four.
tetrabasic English (eng) (chemistry, of a salt) having four atoms of a univalent metal. (chemistry, of an acid) containing four replaceable hydrogen atoms.

Words with the same origin as tetrabasic

Descendants of tetra-
carbon tetrachloride silver tribromide tellurium tetraiodide tetrabarbital tetraborate tetrachloride tetrachromacy tetrachromatic tetradelphous tetradelphy tetraene tetrafluoride tetranitro tetranucleosome tetraparalogous tetrapartite tetraphobia tetraquark tetrasialic tetrasilicide tetrasodium tetrastarch tetrasulfonated uranium tetraiodide