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autopolyploid

[aw-tuh-pol-uh-ploid]Biology
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adjective
  1. having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are derived from the same ancestral species.
noun
  1. an autopolyploid cell or organism.
Compare allopolyploid.

Origin of autopolyploid

First recorded in 1925–30; auto-1 + polyploid
Related formsau·to·pol·y·ploi·dy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for autopolyploid

autopolyploid

adjective
  1. (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from a single species
noun
  1. an organism or cell of this type
Derived Formsautopolyploidy, noun
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