pentaploid

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

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 \ noun

First Known Use of pentaploid

1921, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pentaploid

Share pentaploid

Statistics for pentaploid

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pentaploid

The first known use of pentaploid was in 1921

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for pentaploid

pentaploid

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

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 \ noun, plural -dies

pentaploid

noun

Medical Definition of pentaploid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pentaploid individual

Comments on pentaploid

What made you want to look up pentaploid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

someone who never drinks alcohol

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!