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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 of -ploid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from diploid and haploid


Medical Dictionary

-ploid

adjective combining form \ˌplȯid\

Medical 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 characteristic of a given plant or animal group <polyploid>




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