from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Chem.) A hypothetical compound, C2H2N4 which may be regarded as benzene with four CH groups replaced by nitrogen atoms; also, any of various derivatives of the same. There are three isomeric varieties.

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  • noun organic chemistry Any six-membered heterocycle having two carbon atoms, four nitrogen atoms and three double bonds


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  • With the spectroscopic insight of Don Levy and with a series of graduate students we published the pioneering papers on not only jet cooled spectra of ordinary molecules such as NO2, and tetrazine, but also on the first van der Waals complexes with helium (e.g. HeI2), and with the vital collaboration of Daniel Auerbach the first supersonic beam study of a metal atom-rare gas complex, NaAr.

    Richard E. Smalley - Autobiography 1997

  • The intense radiation and tetrazine coolant had done a lot of damage to the corpse, which barely retained a humanoid shape.

    Infiltrator W.R. Thompson 1996

  • Your friend has a nearlethal amount of tetrazine in his system, and you’ve both taken a large radiation dose.

    Infiltrator W.R. Thompson 1996


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