ploidy

noun
ploi·​dy | \ ˈplȯi-dē How to pronounce ploidy (audio) \

Definition of ploidy

: degree of repetition of the basic number of chromosomes

First Known Use of ploidy

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ploidy

from such words as diploidy, hexaploidy

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“Ploidy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ploidy. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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ploidy

noun
ploi·​dy | \ ˈplȯid-ē How to pronounce ploidy (audio) \
plural ploidies

Medical Definition of ploidy

: degree of repetition of the basic number of chromosomes

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