sesquidiploid

noun
ses·​qui·​diploid | \ "+\

Definition of sesquidiploid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a triploid produced by a cross between tetraploid and diploid parents

sesquidiploid

adjective
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Definition of sesquidiploid (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a sesquidiploid

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History and Etymology for sesquidiploid

Noun

sesqui- + diploid

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