tetralogy 1650s, from Gk. tetralogia, from tetra- (see TETRA- (Cf. tetra-)) + -logia (see -LOGY (Cf. -logy)).

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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 — ► 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 of Fallot — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Tetralogy of Fallot ICD10 = ICD10|Q|21|3|q|20 ICD9 = ICD9|745.2 ICDO = Caption = Diagram of a healthy heart and one suffering from tetralogy of Fallot OMIM = 187500 MedlinePlus = 001567 eMedicineSubj = emerg… …   Wikipedia

  • Tetralogy of Fallot — A combination of four heart defects that are present together at birth, accounting for about 10% of all congenital heart disease. The four defects that constitute the tetralogy of Fallot are: {{}}Ventricular septal defect (VSD) A hole between the …   Medical dictionary

  • tetralogy of Fallot — noun a congenital heart defect producing cyanosis; characterized by four symptoms: pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect and malposition of the aorta over both ventricles and hypertrophy of the right ventricle • Syn: ↑Fallot s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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