amphiploid

adjective am·phi·ploid \ ˈam(p)-fi-ˌplȯid \

Definition of amphiploid

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

amphiploid

noun

amphiploidy

play \-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun

First Known Use of amphiploid

1943


Medical Dictionary

amphiploid

adjective am·phi·ploid \ ˈam(p)-fi-ˌplȯid \

medical Definition of amphiploid

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

amphiploid

noun

amphiploidy

play \-ˌplȯid-ē\ noun plural -dies

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