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hyperploid

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adjective hy·per·ploid \ˈhī-pər-ˌplȯid\

Definition of hyperploid

  1. :  having a chromosome number slightly greater than an exact multiple of the monoploid number

hyperploid

noun

hyperploidy

play \-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun


Origin and Etymology of hyperploid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1930


Medical Dictionary

hyperploid

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adjective hy·per·ploid \ˈhī-pər-ˌplȯid\

Medical Definition of hyperploid

  1. :  having a chromosome number slightly greater than an exact multiple of the monoploid or haploid number

hyperploid

noun



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