## Quark model description of the tetraquark state X(3872) in a relativistic constituent quark model with infrared confinement

We explore the consequences of treating the X(3872) meson as a tetraquark bound state. As dynamical framework we employ a relativistic constituent quark model which includes infrared confinement in an effective way. We calculate the decay widths of the observed channels X{yields}J/{psi}+2{pi}(3{pi}) and X{yields}D{sup 0}+D{sup 0}+{pi}{sup 0} via the intermediate off-shell states X{yields}J/{psi}+{rho}({omega}) and X{yields}D+D*. For reasonable values of the size parameter {Lambda}{sub X} of the X(3872) we find consistency with the available experimental data. We also discuss the possible impact of the X(3872) in a s-channel dominance description of the J/{psi} dissociation cross section.