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tetraploid

adjective tet·ra·ploid \ ˈte-trə-ˌplȯid \

Definition of tetraploid

:having or being a chromosome number four times the monoploid number
  • a tetraploid cell

tetraploidy

play \-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of tetraploid

International Scientific Vocabulary


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tetraploid

noun

Definition of tetraploid

:a tetraploid individual

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First Known Use of tetraploid

1921


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tetraploid

adjective tet·ra·ploid \ ˈte-trə-ˌplȯid \

medical Definition of tetraploid

:having or being a chromosome number four times the monoploid number
  • a tetraploid cell

tetraploidy

play \-ˌplȯid-ē\ noun plural -dies

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tetraploid

noun

medical Definition of tetraploid

:a tetraploid individual

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