(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
a cell or individual of this type
- Compare euploid
- aneuploidy, noun
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Scientific definitions for aneuploid
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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