aneuploid

adjective

an·​eu·​ploid ˈan-yu̇-ˌploid How to pronounce aneuploid (audio)
: having or being a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the usually haploid number compare euploid
aneuploid noun
aneuploidy noun

Examples of aneuploid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Six of them are aneuploid — chromosomally abnormal and completely incompatible with life. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2024 Though Barad champions the use of both mosaic and fully aneuploid embryos, the differences between the two in his own data were stark: 23 mosaic embryos transferred produced six live births, while 79 fully aneuploid embryos produced only two. Laura Hercher, Scientific American, 1 June 2022 Early loss of aneuploid embryos can direct maternal resources to healthier single newborns rather than twins or multiples. Kathryn Kavanagh, The Conversation, 1 Sep. 2022 Lurking in the background is the fear that using aneuploid or mosaic embryos could produce children with serious medical issues. Laura Hercher, Scientific American, 1 June 2022 In practice, embryos are classified as fully aneuploid rather than mosaic when more than 80 percent of the cells biopsied show one or more genetic abnormalities. Laura Hercher, Scientific American, 1 June 2022 Those studies also don’t account for IVF treatments that were started but did not result in an embryo transfer or pregnancy because all embryos were labeled as aneuploid by PGT-A, therefore overestimating the success of PGT-A, Mastenbroek said. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 30 Nov. 2021 In the last few years, some researchers report that anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of brain cells and between 30 and 90 percent of human liver cells are aneuploid, meaning that one entire chromosome is either missing or duplicated. Quanta Magazine, 21 Aug. 2014 In follow-up papers, Chun and others found that full-grown aneuploid neurons were common in adult mouse brains, even forming circuits with other cells. Quanta Magazine, 21 Aug. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aneuploid was in 1926

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“Aneuploid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aneuploid. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

aneuploid

adjective
an·​eu·​ploid ˈan-yu̇-ˌploid How to pronounce aneuploid (audio)
: having or being a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the usually haploid number compare euploid
aneuploid noun
aneuploidy noun
plural aneuploidies
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