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tetralogy

[te-tral-uh-jee, -trah-luh-] /tɛˈtræl ə dʒi, -ˈtrɑ lə-/
noun, plural tetralogies.
1.
a series of four related dramas, operas, novels, etc.
2.
a group of four dramas, three tragedies and one satyr play, performed consecutively at the festival of Dionysus in ancient Athens.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek tetralogía. See tetra-, -logy
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  • Even this lacks the satyr play which once made the group a normal tetralogy.
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tetralogy

/tɛˈtrælədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
a series of four related works, as in drama or opera
2.
(in ancient Greece) a group of four dramas, the first three tragic and the last satiric
3.
(pathol) a group of four symptoms present in one disorder, esp Fallot's tetralogy
Word Origin
C17: from Greek tetralogia; see tetra-, -logy
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Word Origin and History for tetralogy
n.

1650s, from Greek tetralogia, from tetra- (see tetra-) + -logia (see -logy).

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tetralogy in Medicine

tetralogy te·tral·o·gy (tě-trāl'ə-jē, -trŏl'-)
n.
A complex of four symptoms.

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