tetranitro etymology

English word tetranitro comes from English tetra- (Four.), English nitro

Detailed word origin of tetranitro

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tetra- English (eng) Four.
nitro English (eng) (countable, informal) A beer that is nitrogenated to give it a more creamy head.. (uncountable, chemistry) the univalent NO2 functional group.. (uncountable, informal) nitroglycerin, especially as medication.. (uncountable, informal) nitromethane. (chemistry) containing the nitro group; such compounds tend to be unstable and often explosive.
tetranitro English (eng) (chemistry, in combination) Four nitro groups in a molecule.

Words with the same origin as tetranitro

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