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ploidy

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noun ploi·dy \ˈplȯi-dē\

Definition of ploidy

  1. :  degree of repetition of the basic number of chromosomes



Origin and Etymology of ploidy

from such words as diploidy, hexaploidy


First Known Use: 1939


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ploidy

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noun ploi·dy \ˈplȯid-ē\

Medical Definition of ploidy

plural

ploidies

  1. :  degree of repetition of the basic number of chromosomes




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