a combining form meaning “having chromosome sets” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: hexaploid.
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British Dictionary definitions for -ploid
adj combining form, n combining form
indicating a specific multiple of a single set of chromosomesdiploid
Derived forms of -ploid-ploidy, n combining form
Word Origin for -ploid
from Greek -pl (oos) -fold + -oid
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Medical definitions for -ploid
Having or being a number of chromosomes that has a specified relationship to, or is a multiple of, the basic number of chromosomes of a group:heteroploid.
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