allopolyploid

[al-uh-pol-uh-ploid]Biology

adjective

having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are dissimilar and derived from different species.

noun

an allopolyploid cell or organism.

Compare autopolyploid.

Origin of allopolyploid

First recorded in 1925–30; allo- + polyploid
Related formsal·lo·pol·y·ploi·dy [al-uh-pol-uh-ploi-dee] /ˌæl əˈpɒl əˌplɔɪ di/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for allopolyploidy

allopolyploid

adjective

(of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from different species

noun

an interspecific hybrid of this type that is therefore fertile
Derived Formsallopolyploidy, noun
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Medicine definitions for allopolyploidy

allopolyploid

[ăl′ə-pŏlē-ploid′]

adj.

Having two or more complete sets of chromosomes derived from different species.

n.

An allopolyploid organism.
Related formsal′lo•poly•ploi′dy n.
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