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autotetraploid

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noun au·to·tet·ra·ploid \ˌȯ-tō-ˈte-trə-ˌplȯid\

Definition of autotetraploid

  1. :  an individual or strain whose chromosome complement consists of four copies of a single genome due to doubling of an ancestral chromosome complement

autotetraploid

adjective

autotetraploidy

play \-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun


1930

First Known Use of autotetraploid

1930


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