polyploid

adjective poly·ploid \ ˈpä-lē-ˌplȯid \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of polyploid

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

polyploid

noun

polyploidy

play \ˈpä-lē-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun

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polyploid

adjective poly·ploid \ ˈpäl-i-ˌplȯid \

medical Definition of polyploid

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

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polyploid

noun

medical Definition of polyploid

: a polyploid individual

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