polyploid


poly·ploid

adjective \ˈpä-lē-ˌplid\

Definition of POLYPLOID

:  having or being a chromosome number that is a multiple greater than two of the monoploid number
polyploid noun
poly·ploi·dy \-ˌpli-dē\ noun

Origin of POLYPLOID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1920

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