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octoploid

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adjective oc·to·ploid \ˈäk-tə-ˌplȯid\

Definition of octoploid

  1. :  having a chromosome number eight times the basic haploid chromosome number

octoploid noun


Origin of octoploid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1925


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "octoploid"


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