amphiploid

adjective

am·​phi·​ploid ˈam(p)-fi-ˌplȯid How to pronounce amphiploid (audio)
of an interspecific hybrid
: having at least one complete diploid set of chromosomes derived from each parent species
amphiploid noun
amphiploidy noun

Word History

Etymology

amphi- + -ploid

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphiploid was in 1943

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

Medical Definition

amphiploid

noun
am·​phi·​ploid ˈam(p)-fi-ˌplȯid How to pronounce amphiploid (audio)
: an individual that is a hybrid of two different species and that possesses more than two sets of chromosomes : allopolyploid compare amphidiploid
amphiploid adjective
amphiploidy noun
plural amphiploidies
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