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allopolyploid

[ al-uh-pol-uh-ploid ]
/ ˌæl əˈpɒl əˌplɔɪd /
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adjective

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

noun

an allopolyploid cell or organism.

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Origin of allopolyploid

First recorded in 1925–30; allo- + polyploid

OTHER WORDS FROM allopolyploid

al·lo·pol·y·ploi·dy [al-uh-pol-uh-ploi-dee], /ˌæl əˈpɒl əˌplɔɪ di/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for allopolyploid

allopolyploid
/ (ˌæləˈpɒlɪˌplɔɪd) /

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 forms of allopolyploid

allopolyploidy, noun
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Medical definitions for allopolyploid

allopolyploid
[ ăl′ə-pŏlē-ploid′ ]

adj.

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

n.

An allopolyploid organism.

Other words from allopolyploid

al′lo•poly•ploi′dy n.
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