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pentaploid

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adjective pen·ta·ploid \ˈpen-tə-ˌplȯid\

Definition of pentaploid

  1. :  having or being a chromosome number that is five times the basic number

pentaploid noun
pen·ta·ploi·dy play \-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun


1921

First Known Use of pentaploid

1921


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