tetrakis-

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Etymology[edit]

Greek τετράκις "four times"

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tetrakis-

  1. (mathematics) A variant of tetra-, used for multiplication with a second numerical prefix.
  2. (chemistry, obsolete) A variant of tetra- used before vowels: tetrakisazobenzine
  3. (chemistry) A variant of tetra-, used for substitutions of four complex rather than simple units, as in
    tetrakis-(trichloromethyl)-benzene, benzene with four trichloromethyl groups attached,
    tetrakis-hydroxymethyl~phosphonium chloride,
    tetrakis(methylthio)methane, (MeS)4C,
    tetrakis(p-dimethylaminophenyl)hydrazine

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