heteroploid

adjective
het·​ero·​ploid | \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌplȯid \

Definition of heteroploid 

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

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heteroploid noun
heteroploidy \ˈhe-​tə-​rə-​ˌplȯi-​dē \ noun

First Known Use of heteroploid

1926, in the meaning defined above

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heteroploid

adjective
het·​ero·​ploid | \ˈhet-ə-rə-ˌplȯid \

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 \ noun plural -dies

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