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prefix (or before a vowel tetr-)
  1. Forming compound words having the sense of "four".
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 665: cf. -latry
    • :Which is how Kit first heard about the T.W.I.T. back in London, and of the ghostly neo-Pythagorean cult of tetralatry or worship of the number four, currently the rage in certain European circles
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, -) (tetra-), combining form of (polytonic, ) (tettares) "four".

Derived Terms: (top3)
  • tetrachord
  • tetracyclic
  • tetradontiformes
  • tetragon
  • tetragram
    (mid3)
  • tetragrammaton
  • tetrahedron
  • tetralogy
  • tetrameter
  • tetramorph
    (mid3)
  • tetraspace
  • tetraterpene
  • tetration
  • tetromino

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