Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

amphidiploid

[am-fi-dip-loid] /ˌæm fɪˈdɪp lɔɪd/
noun, Biology.
1.
a plant having the sum of the chromosome numbers of two parental species, owing to the doubling of the chromosomes in a hybrid of two species.
Origin of amphidiploid
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; amphi- + diploid
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for amphidiploid

amphidiploid

/ˌæmfɪˈdɪplɔɪd/
noun
1.
a plant originating from hybridization between two species in which the chromosome number is the sum of the chromosome numbers of both parental species. It behaves as an independent species
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for amphidiploid

Word Value for amphidiploid

0
26
Scrabble Words With Friends