from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In organic chemistry, a hypothetical hydrocarbon, C4H4, of which some derivatives are known.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C4H4, analogous to benzene; -- so called from the
fourcarbon atoms in the molecule.
- noun [Obs.] furfuran.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun organic chemistry, especially in combination Any
polyhydric alcoholhaving four hydroxylgroups
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“I can’t be certain, but as far as I can see the explosive was either amatol or tetrol.