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

heteroploid

noun

heteroploidy

play \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of heteroploid

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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

heteroploid

noun

heteroploidy

play \-ˌplȯid-ē\ noun plural -dies

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