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polyploidy (ˈpɒlɪˌplɔɪdɪ) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (genetics) the condition (in cells or organisms) of having more than twice the basic (haploid) number of chromosomes

polyploid (ˈpɒlɪˌplɔɪd Pronunciation for polyploid

Definitions

adjective

  1. (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than twice the basic (haploid) number of chromosomes

noun

  1. an individual or cell of this type

Derived Forms

ˌpolyˈploidal, ˌpolyˈploidic adjective
ˈpolyˌploidy noun

Example Sentences Including 'polyploidy'

{ polyploidy } A mutation in which an organism has extra sets of chromosomes.
McCahill, T. A. Biology Basic Facts

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