Definition of tetra- in English:


Syllabification: tetra-
(also tetr- before a vowel)

combining form

  • 1Four; having four: tetramerous tetragram tetrode
  • 2 Chemistry (In names of compounds) containing four atoms or groups of a specified kind: tetracycline


from Greek, from tettares 'four'.

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