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-ploid

adjective combining form

Definition of -ploid

  1. :  having or being a chromosome number that bears (such) a relationship to or is (so many) times the basic chromosome number of a given group <polyploid>



Origin and Etymology of -ploid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from diploid and haploid


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