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From Latin plicō (to fold) + Ancient Greek τετράς (tetrás, four).


tetraplicate (not comparable)

  1. (sciences) In or of four identical experiments.
    • 2003, Zhiming Suo, “Persistent Protease-activated Receptor 4 Signaling Mediates Thrombin-induced Microglial Activation”, in The Journal of Biological Chemistry[1], volume 278, ISSN 0021-9258:
      The results represent the mean ± S.E. of tetraplicate experimental treatments (n = 4).

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tetraplicate (plural tetraplicates)

  1. (sciences) One of a set of four identical objects, experiments, or copies.
    • 2004, Susanne Bro, “Increased Expression of Adhesion Molecules in Uremic Atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein-E–Deficient Mice”, in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology[2], volume 15, ISSN 1555-905X, page 1495-1503:
      All samples were analyzed in tetraplicate on separate TLC plates.

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