polyploid

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adjective poly·ploid \ˈpä-lē-ˌplȯid\

Definition of polyploid

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

polyploid

noun

polyploidy

play \-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of polyploid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1911


Medical Dictionary

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polyploid

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adjective poly·ploid \ˈpäl-i-ˌplȯid\

Medical Definition of polyploid

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


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polyploid

noun poly·ploid

Medical Definition of polyploid

  1. :  a polyploid individual


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