aneuploid

adjective
an·​eu·​ploid | \ ˈan-yu̇-ˌploid How to pronounce aneuploid (audio) \

Definition of aneuploid

: having or being a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the usually haploid number — compare euploid

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Other Words from aneuploid

aneuploid noun
aneuploidy \ ˈan-​yu̇-​ˌplȯi-​dē How to pronounce aneuploid (audio) \ noun

Examples of aneuploid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "I Contain Multitudes," 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, "I Contain Multitudes," 21 Aug. 2014 In 2001, neuroscientist Jerold Chun and other researchers at the University of California San Diego made the surprising discovery that about a third of the immature cells that give rise to neurons in an embryonic mouse brain were aneuploid. Quanta Magazine, "I Contain Multitudes," 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, "I Contain Multitudes," 21 Aug. 2014 They had been offered the opportunity to try to get pregnant with their aneuploid embryos. Stephen S. Hall, The Cut, "There could soon be a baby-boom among women who thought they’d hit an IVF dead end.," 17 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of aneuploid

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Aneuploid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aneuploid. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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aneuploid

adjective
an·​eu·​ploid | \ ˈan-yu̇-ˌploid How to pronounce aneuploid (audio) \

Medical Definition of aneuploid

: having or being a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the usually haploid number — compare euploid

Other Words from aneuploid

aneuploid noun
aneuploidy \ -​ˌplȯid-​ē How to pronounce aneuploid (audio) \ noun, plural aneuploidies

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