amphiploid

adjective
am·​phi·​ploid | \ ˈam(p)-fi-ˌplȯid How to pronounce amphiploid (audio) \

Definition of amphiploid

of an interspecific hybrid
: having at least one complete diploid set of chromosomes derived from each parent species

Other Words from amphiploid

amphiploid noun
amphiploidy \ ˈam(p)-​fi-​ˌplȯi-​dē How to pronounce amphiploid (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of amphiploid

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphiploid

amphi- + -ploid

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“Amphiploid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphiploid. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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amphiploid

adjective
am·​phi·​ploid | \ ˈam(p)-fi-ˌplȯid How to pronounce amphiploid (audio) \

Medical Definition of amphiploid

of an interspecific hybrid
: having at least one complete diploid set of chromosomes derived from each ancestral species

Other Words from amphiploid

amphiploid noun
amphiploidy \ -​ˌplȯid-​ē How to pronounce amphiploid (audio) \ noun, plural amphiploidies

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