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tetraploid

[ te-truh-ploid ]
/ ˈtɛ trəˌplɔɪd /
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adjective Biology.
having a chromosome number that is four times the basic or haploid number.
noun
a tetraploid cell or organism.
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Origin of tetraploid

First recorded in 1925–30; tetra- + -ploid

OTHER WORDS FROM tetraploid

tet·ra·ploi·dy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tetraploid

tetraploid
/ (ˈtɛtrəˌplɔɪd) genetics /

adjective
having four times the haploid number of chromosomes in the nucleus
noun
a tetraploid organism, nucleus, or cell
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Medical definitions for tetraploid

tetraploid
[ tĕtrə-ploid′ ]

adj.
Having four times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus.
n.
A tetraploid individual.
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