tetrapus

tetrapus

 [tet´rah-pus]
a malformed fetus with four feet.

tet·ra·pus

(tet'ră-pŭs),
A malformed person with four feet.
[G. tetrapous, fr. tetra- + pous, foot]
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A living fossil Tetrapus fig wasp (Hymenoptera: Agaoninae) developing in extant Neotropical fig species (Moraceae: Ficus, section Pharmacosycea)
subgenus Pharmacosycea (Miq.) Miq., pollinated by Tetrapus Mayr; and section Americana Miq.
(1999) documented dicephalus tetrapus tetrabrachius monster in a buffalo.
As per Roberts (1986) the gross features of present monster calf can be described as dicephalus tetrapus tretrabrachius monocaudatus conjoined twins.
Entre las caracteristicas atribuidas por Linneo al hombre salvaje, se cuentan el que suele ser cuadrupedo (tetrapus) y mudo (mutus).
Esta alteracion esta generalmente acompanada de una duplicacion parcial o completa de la pelvis con cuatro extremidades (Tetrapus), lo cual fue observado en los casos reportados en el presente manuscrito.
En terminos generales, los dos casos descritos corresponden a gemelos simetricos unidos (Monocephalus dipygus), clasificando el primero de ellos como Monocephalus thoracopagus tetrabrachius tetrapus, por presentar fusion de cabeza y torax, asi como cuatro miembros anteriores y cuatro posteriores.
(5) Carl von Linne defined feral man as <<hirsutus, (covered by hair); tetrapus (walking on all fours); and mutus (mute).
(9) Jodie and Mary were ischiopagus tetrapus conjoined twins, (10) Thus, each had their own arms and legs, although they were joined at the pelvis and shared a linked spine.
Ischiopagus twins are joined at the ischium and tetrapus twins have four lower limbs.
Mary and Jodie were ischiopagus tetrapus conjoined twins, which means that they were joined in the pelvic region and had four lower limbs between them.
The fig species that we have examined here are in the subgenera Urostigma and Pharmacosycea and are pollinated by wasps in the genera Pegoscapus and Tetrapus, respectively.