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tetraploid

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

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]

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.

tetraploid

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

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]

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.
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In our study, six of 26 total metaphase cells (23.1%) and six of the 16 abnormal ones (37.5%) were tetraploidies. It is important to note that this abnormality appears in the early malignant transformation (32, 47, 50) and it is common in precancerous and cancerous stages of some types of tissues (45) as the ovarian surface epithelium (6,46), where its presence is significantly correlated with an increased risk of tumor progression (47-50).