tetrachloride etymology

English word tetrachloride comes from English chloride, English tetra- (Four.)

Detailed word origin of tetrachloride

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chloride English (eng) (chemistry) any salt of hydrochloric acid, such as sodium chloride, or any binary compound of chlorine and another element or radical.
tetra- English (eng) Four.
tetrachloride English (eng) (chemistry) any chloride containing four chlorine atoms in each molecule.

Words with the same origin as tetrachloride

Descendants of chloride
chloridaemia chloridate chloridic chloridise chloridize hypochloridaemia
Descendants of tetra-
carbon tetrachloride silver tribromide tellurium tetraiodide tetrabarbital tetrabasic tetraborate tetrachromacy tetrachromatic tetradelphous tetradelphy tetraene tetrafluoride tetranitro tetranucleosome tetraparalogous tetrapartite tetraphobia tetraquark tetrasialic tetrasilicide tetrasodium tetrastarch tetrasulfonated uranium tetraiodide