autopolyploid

noun

au·​to·​poly·​ploid ˌȯ-tō-ˈpä-lē-ˌplȯid How to pronounce autopolyploid (audio)
: an individual or strain whose chromosome complement consists of more than two complete copies of the genome of a single ancestral species
autopolyploid adjective
autopolyploidy noun

Word History

Etymology

auto- + polyploid

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autopolyploid was in 1928

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“Autopolyploid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autopolyploid. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

autopolyploid

noun
au·​to·​poly·​ploid ˌȯt-ō-ˈpäl-i-ˌplȯid How to pronounce autopolyploid (audio)
: an individual that possesses more than two sets of chromosomes arising from a single parental species compare allopolyploid
autopolyploid adjective
autopolyploidy noun
plural autopolyploidies
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