octoploid

adjective
oc·​to·​ploid | \ ˈäk-tə-ˌplȯid How to pronounce octoploid (audio) \

Definition of octoploid

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

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octoploid noun

First Known Use of octoploid

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Octoploid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octoploid. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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octoploid

adjective
oc·​to·​ploid
variants: also octaploid \ ˈäk-​tə-​ˌplȯid How to pronounce octaploid (audio) \

Medical Definition of octoploid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Other Words from octoploid

octoploidy \ -​ˌplȯid-​ē How to pronounce octoploidy (audio) \ noun, plural octoploidies

octoploid

noun
variants: also octaploid

Medical Definition of octoploid (Entry 2 of 2)

: an octoploid individual

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