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tetraploid

 [tet´rah-ploid]
1. characterized by tetraploidy.
2. an individual or cell having four sets of chromosomes.
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pol·y·ploi·dy

(pol'ē-ploy'dē),
The state of a cell nucleus containing three or more haploid sets. Cells containing three, four, five, or six multiples are referred to, respectively, as triploid, tetraploid, pentaploid, or hexaploid.
[poly- + G. ploidēs, in form]
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tetraploid

(tĕt′rə-ploid′)
adj.
Having four times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus: a tetraploid species.
n.
A tetraploid individual.

tet′ra·ploi′dy n.
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tetraploid

Referring to a polyploid organism with four (4X) sets of chromosomes derived from two different parental species, resulting in an allopolyploid organism.
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pol·y·ploi·dy

(pol'ē-ploy'dē)
The state of a cell nucleus containing three or more haploid sets. Cells containing three, four, five, or six multiples are referred to, respectively, as triploid, tetraploid, pentaploid, and hexaploid.
[poly- + G. ploidēs, in form]
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tetraploid

  1. having four times the HAPLOID (1) number of chromosomes in the nucleus.
  2. an individual with four sets of chromosomes per cell. see TRIPLOID.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Although the vast majority are characterized by androgenetic diploidy, a small subset can have androgenetic tetraploidy (genotyping does not specifically distinguish diploid examples from tetraploid examples because peak heights do not indicate actual DNA content).
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Interestingly, both the agents were highly effective in eradicating tetraploid cells without causing any harm to the normal healthy cells.
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