Tet`ra*meth"yl*ene (?), n. [Tetra- + methylene.] Chem. (a)

A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C4H8, analogous to trimethylene, and regarded as the base of well-known series or derivatives.

(b)

Sometimes, an isomeric radical used to designate certain compounds which are really related to butylene.

 

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