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ploidy

noun ploi·dy \ˈpli-dē\

Definition of PLOIDY

:  degree of repetition of the basic number of chromosomes

Origin of PLOIDY

from such words as diploidy, hexaploidy
First Known Use: 1939

ploidy

noun ploi·dy \ˈplid-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ploi·dies

Medical Definition of PLOIDY

:  degree of repetition of the basic number of chromosomes

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