an·​iso·​ploid | \ (ˈ)a¦nīsəˌplȯid \

Definition of anisoploid

: having a chromosome number (as triploid, pentaploid) that is an odd multiple of the basic number with consequent genetic incapability of sexual reproduction

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Other Words from anisoploid

anisoploidy \ (ˈ)aˈnīsəˌplȯidē \ noun, plural -es

First Known Use of anisoploid

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisoploid

anis- entry 1 + -ploid

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“Anisoploid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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