allopolyploid

noun

al·​lo·​poly·​ploid ˌa-lō-ˈpä-li-ˌplȯid How to pronounce allopolyploid (audio)
: a polyploid individual or strain having a chromosome set composed of two or more chromosome sets derived more or less complete from different species
allopolyploid adjective
allopolyploidy noun

Word History

Etymology

allo- + polyploid

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allopolyploid was in 1928

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“Allopolyploid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allopolyploid. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

allopolyploid

noun
al·​lo·​poly·​ploid ˌal-ō-ˈpäl-i-ˌplȯid How to pronounce allopolyploid (audio)
: an individual that is a hybrid of two different species and that possesses more than two sets of chromosomes

called also amphiploid

compare autopolyploid
allopolyploid adjective
allopolyploidy noun
plural allopolyploidies
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