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allopolyploid

[al-uh-pol-uh-ploid]Biology
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adjective
  1. having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are dissimilar and derived from different species.
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noun
  1. an allopolyploid cell or organism.
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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
  1. (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from different species
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noun
  1. an interspecific hybrid of this type that is therefore fertile
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Derived Formsallopolyploidy, noun
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allopolyploidy in Medicine

allopolyploid

(ăl′ə-pŏlē-ploid′)
adj.
  1. Having two or more complete sets of chromosomes derived from different species.
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n.
  1. An allopolyploid organism.
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Related formsal′lo•poly•ploi′dy n.
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