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Recent Examples of tetralogy from the Web
Wagner’s massive operatic tetralogy based on Nordic myths, returns to the San Francisco Opera on June 12 for three full go-rounds.
Didn’t Want to Get Too Close’ to Son Billy at First Kimmel and his wife revealed that their son underwent two heart surgeries after he was born with a congenital heart condition, tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia.
Look no further than another famous tetralogy of Fallot patient, Olympic snowboarder Shaun White.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live host’s son was born with a congenital heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia.
She, like Mac and Billy Kimmel, was born with tetralogy of Fallot.
Max was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart condition that causes oxygen-poor blood to leave the heart and flow through the rest of the body.
Mac was born with a cluster of heart abnormalities called tetralogy of Fallot, the same condition that was diagnosed last year in the infant son of talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
There’s something about novels in trilogies, tetralogies and beyond that gives them a certain allure.
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Did You Know?
The original tetralogies were sets of four plays (three tragedies and a comedy) performed serially on the Athenian stages of ancient Greece. These sets of plays were similar to the "trilogy," a group of three serial Greek tragedies. The word tetralogy is from the Greek combining form tetra-, meaning "four," joined with the combining form "-logia," which in turn comes from logos, meaning "word." Other "tetra-" words include "tetrahedron" (a solid shape formed by four flat faces) and "tetrapod" (a vertebrate with two pairs of limbs).
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