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heteroploid

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adjective het·ero·ploid \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌplȯid\

Definition of heteroploid

  1. :  having an abnormal chromosome number that deviates from the normal diploid number of a given species

heteroploid noun
heteroploidy play \-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun


Origin of heteroploid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1926


Medical Dictionary

heteroploid

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adjective het·ero·ploid \ˈhet-ə-rə-ˌplȯid\

Medical Definition of heteroploid

  1. :  having a chromosome number that is not a simple multiple of the haploid chromosome number

heteroploid noun
heteroploidy \-ˌplȯid-ē\play noun plural heteroploidies



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