aneuploid

/ (ˈænjʊˌplɔɪd) /

adjective

(of polyploid cells or organisms) having a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number, caused by one chromosome set being incomplete

noun

a cell or individual of this type
Compare euploid

Derived Forms

aneuploidy, noun
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Medicine definitions for aneuploid

aneuploid

[ ănyōō-ploid′ ]

n.

A cell or an organism characterized by aneuploidy.
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Science definitions for aneuploid

aneuploid

[ ănyə-ploid′ ]

Having a chromosome number that is not a multiple of the haploid number for the species. Many types of tumor cells are aneuploid. Compare diploid haploid.
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