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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

/tet·ra·ploid/ (tet´rah-ploid)
1. characterized by tetraploidy.
2. an individual or cell having four sets of chromosomes.

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 (4n)

[tet′rəploid]
Etymology: Gk, tetraploos, fourfold, eidos, form
1 an individual, organism, strain, or cell that has four complete sets of chromosomes, quadruple the haploid number characteristic of the species. In humans the tetraploid number is 92; it occurs extremely rarely, in aborted or stillborn fetuses.
2 also tetraploidic. Pertaining to such an individual, organism, strain, or cell. Compare diploid, haploid, triploid. See also polyploid. tetraploidy, 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.

tetraploid

1. characterized by tetraploidy.
2. an individual or cell having four sets of chromosomes.