polyploid

adjective
poly·​ploid | \ˈpä-lē-ˌplȯid \

Definition of polyploid 

: having or being a chromosome number that is a multiple greater than two of the monoploid number

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Other Words from polyploid

polyploid noun
polyploidy \ˈpä-​lē-​ˌplȯi-​dē \ noun

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During rare polyploid events, a screw-up in the reproductive process caused the whole genome to duplicate at once. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "Genetic Tidying Up Made Humped Bladderworts Into Carnivorous Plants," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of polyploid

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of polyploid was in 1911

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polyploid

adjective
poly·​ploid | \ˈpäl-i-ˌplȯid \

Medical Definition of polyploid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having or being a chromosome number that is a multiple greater than two of the monoploid number

polyploid

noun

Medical Definition of polyploid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a polyploid individual

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