tetrasome

noun

tet·​ra·​some
plural -s
: an association (as in a polyploid) of four homologous chromosomes in the meiotic prophase compare bivalent, tetrad

Word History

Etymology

tetra- + -some

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“Tetrasome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrasome. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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