al·​lo·​te·​tra·​ploid ˌa-lō-ˈte-trə-ˌplȯid How to pronounce allotetraploid (audio)
allotetraploidy noun

Word History


allo- + tetraploid entry 2, probably after German Allotetraploid (noun), allotetraploid (adjective)

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allotetraploid was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Allotetraploid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


al·​lo·​te·​tra·​ploid ˌal-ō-ˈte-trə-ˌplȯid How to pronounce allotetraploid (audio)
: an individual that is a hybrid of two different species and that possesses four sets of chromosomes : amphidiploid compare autotetraploid
allotetraploid adjective
allotetraploidy noun
plural allotetraploidies
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