pentaploid

adjective pen·ta·ploid \ ˈpen-tə-ˌplȯid \

Definition of pentaploid

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

pentaploid

noun

pentaploidy

play \ˈpen-tə-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun

First Known Use of pentaploid

1921

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pentaploid

adjective pen·ta·ploid \ ˈpen-tə-ˌplȯid \

medical Definition of pentaploid

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

pentaploidy

play \ˈpent-ə-ˌplȯid-ē\ noun, plural -dies

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pentaploid

noun

medical Definition of pentaploid

: a pentaploid individual

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