heteroploid


het·ero·ploid

adjective \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌplid\

Definition of HETEROPLOID

:  having an abnormal chromosome number that deviates from the normal diploid number of a given species
heteroploid noun
het·ero·ploi·dy \-ˌpli-dē\ noun

Origin of HETEROPLOID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1926

het·ero·ploid

adjective \ˈhet-ə-rə-ˌplid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HETEROPLOID

: having a chromosome number that is not a simple multiple of the haploid chromosome number
heteroploid noun
het·ero·ploi·dy \-ˌplid-ē\ noun, plural het·ero·ploi·dies

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