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The state or condition of being autotetraploid; the process of chromosome doubling through which an autotetraploid is formed.
1930s; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From auto- + tetraploidy, after autotetraploid.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.