heteroploid

adjective
het·​ero·​ploid | \ ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌplȯid How to pronounce heteroploid (audio) \

Definition of heteroploid

: having an abnormal chromosome number that deviates from the normal diploid number of a given species

Other Words from heteroploid

heteroploid noun
heteroploidy \ ˈhe-​tə-​rə-​ˌplȯi-​dē How to pronounce heteroploid (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of heteroploid

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Heteroploid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteroploid. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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heteroploid

adjective
het·​ero·​ploid | \ ˈhet-ə-rə-ˌplȯid How to pronounce heteroploid (audio) \

Medical Definition of heteroploid

: having a chromosome number that is not a simple multiple of the haploid chromosome number

Other Words from heteroploid

heteroploid noun
heteroploidy \ -​ˌplȯid-​ē How to pronounce heteroploid (audio) \ noun, plural heteroploidies

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