Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

heteroploid

play
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 and Etymology of heteroploid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1926


Medical Dictionary

heteroploid

play
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




Learn More about heteroploid

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of heteroploid


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up heteroploid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a simplified speech bridging languages

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

frenetic melancholy philistine lazy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ