pentaploid

adjective
pen·​ta·​ploid | \ ˈpen-tə-ˌplȯid How to pronounce pentaploid (audio) \

Definition of pentaploid

: having or being a chromosome number that is five times the basic number

Other Words from pentaploid

pentaploid noun
pentaploidy \ ˈpen-​tə-​ˌplȯi-​dē How to pronounce pentaploidy (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of pentaploid

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Pentaploid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentaploid. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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pentaploid

adjective
pen·​ta·​ploid | \ ˈpen-tə-ˌplȯid How to pronounce pentaploid (audio) \

Medical Definition of pentaploid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having or being a chromosome number that is five times the basic number

Other Words from pentaploid

pentaploidy \ ˈpent-​ə-​ˌplȯid-​ē How to pronounce pentaploidy (audio) \ noun, plural pentaploidies

pentaploid

noun

Medical Definition of pentaploid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pentaploid individual

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