tetrameric etymology

English word tetrameric comes from English -ic, English tetramer ((chemistry) An oligomer having four subunits.)

Detailed word origin of tetrameric

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-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
tetramer English (eng) (chemistry) An oligomer having four subunits.
tetrameric English (eng) Of or pertaining to a tetramer.

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