polyploid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

poly- +‎ -ploid

Adjective[edit]

polyploid (not comparable)

  1. (genetics) Having more than the usual number of complete sets of chromosomes in a single cell.

Noun[edit]

polyploid (plural polyploids)

  1. (biology) A cell that has more than the usual number of complete sets of chromosomes.
  2. (biology) An organism whose cells have more than the usual number of complete sets of chromosomes.

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