hexaploid

adjective

hexa·​ploid ˈhek-sə-ˌplȯid How to pronounce hexaploid (audio)
: having or being six times the monoploid chromosome number
hexaploid noun
hexaploidy noun

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hexaploid was in 1912

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“Hexaploid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexaploid. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

hexaploid

adjective
hexa·​ploid ˈhek-sə-ˌplȯid How to pronounce hexaploid (audio)
: having or being six times the monoploid chromosome number
hexaploid noun
hexaploidy noun
plural hexaploidies
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