tetrafluoride etymology

English word tetrafluoride comes from English fluoride, English tetra- (Four.)

Detailed word origin of tetrafluoride

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fluoride English (eng) (chemistry) A binary compound of fluorine and another element or radical.. (chemistry) Any salt of hydrofluoric acid; for example, potassium fluoride.
tetra- English (eng) Four.
tetrafluoride English (eng) (chemistry) any chloride containing four fluorine atoms in each molecule.

Words with the same origin as tetrafluoride

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