having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are dissimilar and derived from different species.
an allopolyploid cell or organism.
- al·lo·pol·y·ploi·dy [al-uh-pol-uh-ploi-dee], /ˌæl əˈpɒl əˌplɔɪ di/, noun
- Compare autopolyploid.
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British Dictionary definitions for allopolyploid
(of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from different species
an interspecific hybrid of this type that is therefore fertile
- allopolyploidy, noun
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