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tetraploid

[te-truh-ploid] /ˈtɛ trəˌplɔɪd/
adjective, Biology
1.
having a chromosome number that is four times the basic or haploid number.
noun
2.
a tetraploid cell or organism.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; tetra- + -ploid
Related forms
tetraploidy, noun
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Examples from the web for tetraploid
  • So, if a mouse is born from a stem cell injected into a tetraploid blastocyst, that stem cell must have been totipotent.
  • Consumers generally prefer the vigor and improved horticultural traits of tetraploid daylily clones.
British Dictionary definitions for tetraploid

tetraploid

/ˈtɛtrəˌplɔɪd/
adjective
1.
having four times the haploid number of chromosomes in the nucleus
noun
2.
a tetraploid organism, nucleus, or cell
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tetraploid in Medicine

tetraploid tet·ra·ploid (tět'rə-ploid')
adj.
Having four times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus. n.
A tetraploid individual.

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