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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having four times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus.
  • noun A tetraploid individual.

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  • adjective genetics having four times the haploid number of chromosomes in a cell nucleus
  • noun a tetraploid organism

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Examples

  • The organization of the bdelloid genome is tetraploid, that is, instead of the more usual one pair of chromosomes, there are 2 pairs of similar chromosomes.

    Return of the bdelloid rotifer Macrotrachela sonorensis

  • The organization of the bdelloid genome is tetraploid, that is, instead of the more usual one pair of chromosomes, there are 2 pairs of similar chromosomes.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The most widely cultivated, L. diversifolia ssp. diversifolia, is line L Ieucocephala being self-fertile and "tetraploid" (2n = 104).

    Chapter 27

  • There's a grim ring of truth to the episodes in which Mattie and her siblings make their own entertainment watching insects skitter across the surface of a septic tank; and there's no doubt that she knows her stuff when it comes to discussing tetraploid Italian ryegrass and distinctly unorganic compounds with names such as Promax.

    Hill Farm by Miranda France – review

  • I also cut open several fruit I'd collected from the tetraploid hybrid "Inspiration."

    Jayme Lynn Blaschke's Gibberish

  • I also cut open several fruit I'd collected from the tetraploid hybrid "Inspiration."

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Many of my daylilies are from my previous small garden and so I planted tetraploid rather than dips which are smaller scale to fit that space.

    More Daylilies-Part Two 2009 « Fairegarden

  • How do you know if your plants are diploid or tetraploid?

    How To Repot Daylily Seedlings-and other valuable info « Fairegarden

  • Did the bdelloids evolve their tetraploid genome and the associated DNA repair mechanisms before they became adapted to life in ephemeral habitats or did the repair mechanisms originate after they started living under precarious conditions?

    Return of the bdelloid rotifer Macrotrachela sonorensis

  • Did the bdelloids evolve their tetraploid genome and the associated DNA repair mechanisms before they became adapted to life in ephemeral habitats or did the repair mechanisms originate after they started living under precarious conditions?

    Archive 2008-04-01

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