al·​lo·​poly·​ploid | \ ˌa-lō-ˈpä-li-ˌplȯid How to pronounce allopolyploid (audio) \

Definition of allopolyploid

: a polyploid individual or strain having a chromosome set composed of two or more chromosome sets derived more or less complete from different species

Other Words from allopolyploid

allopolyploid adjective
allopolyploidy \ ˌa-​lō-​ˈpä-​li-​ˌplȯi-​dē How to pronounce allopolyploidy (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of allopolyploid

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allopolyploid

allo- + polyploid

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“Allopolyploid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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al·​lo·​poly·​ploid | \ ˌal-ō-ˈpäl-i-ˌplȯid How to pronounce allopolyploid (audio) \

Medical Definition of allopolyploid

: an individual or strain whose chromosomes are composed of more than two genomes each of which has been derived more or less complete but possibly modified from one of two or more species — compare autopolyploid

Other Words from allopolyploid

allopolyploid adjective
allopolyploidy \ -​ˌplȯid-​ē How to pronounce allopolyploidy (audio) \ noun, plural allopolyploidies

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