tetraster

noun
tet·​ras·​ter | \ (ˈ)te‧¦trastə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of tetraster

: a mitotic figure characterized by four astral poles instead of the more usual two and in an embryo usually resulting from abnormal polyspermy

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History and Etymology for tetraster

New Latin, from tetra- + -aster

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“Tetraster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetraster. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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