tetralogy


tetralogy
SYN: tetrad (1). [G. tetralogia]
- Eisenmenger t. SYN: Eisenmenger complex.
- t. of Fallot a set of congenital cardiac defects including ventricular septal defect, pulmonic valve stenosis or infundibular stenosis, and dextroposition of the aorta so that it overrides the ventricular septum and receives venous as well as arterial blood. Right ventricular hypertrophy is considered part of the t. although it is reactive to the other defects. SYN: Fallot tetrad.

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te·tral·o·gy (tĕ-tralґə-je) a combination of four elements or factors, such as four concurrent symptoms or defects.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Tetralogy — Te*tral o*gy, n. [Gr. ?; te tra (see {Tetra }) + ? a speech, discourse: cf. F. t[ e]tralogie.] (Gr. Drama) A group or series of four dramatic pieces, three tragedies and one satyric, or comic, piece (or sometimes four tragedies), represented… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetralogy — 1650s, from Gk. tetralogia, from tetra (see TETRA (Cf. tetra )) + logia (see LOGY (Cf. logy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tetralogy — ► NOUN (pl. tetralogies) ▪ a group of four related literary or operatic works …   English terms dictionary

  • tetralogy — [te tral′ə jē] n. pl. tetralogies [Gr tetralogia: see TETRA & LOGY] 1. a series of four dramas, three tragic and one satirical, performed together at the ancient Athenian festival of Dionysus 2. any series of four related plays, novels, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Tetralogy — A tetralogy is a compound work that is made up of four (numerical prefix ) distinct works.The name comes from the Attic theater, where tetralogies were meant to be played in one sitting at the Dionysia. In more recent times, Shakespeare wrote two …   Wikipedia

  • tetralogy — noun (plural gies) Etymology: Greek tetralogia, from tetra + logia logy Date: 1656 1. a group of four dramatic pieces presented consecutively on the Attic stage at the Dionysiac festival 2. a series of four connected works (as operas or novels) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tetralogy — /te tral euh jee, trah leuh /, n., pl. tetralogies. 1. a series of four related dramas, operas, novels, etc. 2. a group of four dramas, three tragedies and one satyr play, performed consecutively at the festival of Dionysus in ancient Athens.… …   Universalium

  • tetralogy — noun /tɛˈtrælədʒi/ a) A series of four related works of fiction. b) A combination of four symptoms. Syn: quadrilogy See Also: dilogy, trilogy, pentalogy …   Wiktionary

  • tetralogy — n. combination of four factors or four elements, four common symptoms or defects (Medicine); quadrivalent element (in Chemistry); series of four artistic works (such as of literature or music) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tetralogy — [tɪ tralədʒi] noun (plural tetralogies) 1》 a group of four related literary or operatic works.     ↘a series of four ancient Greek dramas, three tragic and one satyric, originally presented together. 2》 Medicine a set of four related symptoms… …   English new terms dictionary


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