[ am-fi-dip-loid ]
/ ˌæm fɪˈdɪp lɔɪd /

noun Biology.

a plant having the sum of the chromosome numbers of two parental species, owing to the doubling of the chromosomes in a hybrid of two species.

Origin of amphidiploid

First recorded in 1925–30; amphi- + diploid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for amphidiploid


/ (ˌæmfɪˈdɪplɔɪd) /


a plant originating from hybridization between two species in which the chromosome number is the sum of the chromosome numbers of both parental species. It behaves as an independent species
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