octoploid

adjective oc·to·ploid \ ˈäk-tə-ˌplȯid \

Definition of octoploid

: having a chromosome number eight times the basic haploid chromosome number

octoploid

noun

Origin and Etymology of octoploid

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octoploid

adjective oc·to·ploid
variants: also octaploid play \ˈäk-tə-ˌplȯid\

medical Definition of octoploid

: having a chromosome number eight times the basic haploid chromosome number

octoploidy

play \-ˌplȯid-ē\ noun plural -dies

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octoploid

noun
variants: also octaploid

medical Definition of octoploid

: an octoploid individual

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