aneuploidy

n.

abnormal number of chromosomes, 1934, from aneuploid (1931), Modern Latin, coined 1922 by G. Täckholm from an- (1) "not" + euploid, from Greek eu- "well, good" (see eu-) + -ploid, from ploos "fold" + -oid.


Nearby words

  1. aneto,
  2. aneto, pico de,
  3. anetoderma,
  4. aneuch,
  5. aneuploid,
  6. aneuria,
  7. aneurin,
  8. aneurine,
  9. aneurism,
  10. aneurysm

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Medicine definitions for aneuploidy

aneuploidy

[ ănyə-ploi′dē ]

n.

The state of having a chromosome number that is not a multiple of the haploid number.

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Science definitions for aneuploidy

aneuploidy

[ ănyə-ploi′dē ]

The state or condition of being aneuploid.
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