tetrastarch etymology

English word tetrastarch comes from English tetra- (Four.), English starch

Detailed word origin of tetrastarch

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tetra- English (eng) Four.
starch English (eng) To apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface. Stiff; precise; rigid. (countable) Any of various starch-like substances used as a laundry stiffener. (nutrition, countable) Carbohydrates, as with grain and potato based foods.. (uncountable) A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, [...]
tetrastarch English (eng) A hydroxyethyl starch with four hydroxyethyl groups out of each 11 hydroxyls.

Words with the same origin as tetrastarch

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