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-ploid

adjective combining form

Definition of -PLOID

:  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 of -PLOID

International Scientific Vocabulary, from diploid and haploid

-ploid

adjective combining form \ˌplid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of -PLOID

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

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