tetraploid

[te-truh-ploid]

adjective Biology.

having a chromosome number that is four times the basic or haploid number.

noun

a tetraploid cell or organism.

Nearby words

  1. tetranitrate,
  2. tetraparesis,
  3. tetrapeptide,
  4. tetrapetalous,
  5. tetraplegia,
  6. tetrapod,
  7. tetrapody,
  8. tetrapterous,
  9. tetrapylon,
  10. tetrarch

Origin of tetraploid

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

Related formstet·ra·ploi·dy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tetraploid

tetraploid

adjective

having four times the haploid number of chromosomes in the nucleus

noun

a tetraploid organism, nucleus, or cell
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Medicine 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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