Definition of autotetraploid in English:

autotetraploid

noun

Biology
  • A tetraploid organism in which the four sets of chromosomes are produced by the duplication of the chromosomes of a single diploid species.

adjective

Biology
  • Of an organism or population: characterized by autotetraploidy.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892–1964), geneticist. From auto- + tetraploid.

Pronunciation

autotetraploid

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)ˈtɛtrəplɔɪd/