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hexaploid

[hek-suh-ploid]Biology
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adjective
  1. having a chromosome number that is six times the haploid number.
noun
  1. a hexaploid cell or organism.
Compare polyploid.

Origin of hexaploid

First recorded in 1915–20; hexa- + -ploid
Related formshex·a·ploi·dy, noun
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