having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are derived from the same ancestral species.
an autopolyploid cell or organism.
- au·to·pol·y·ploi·dy, noun
- Compare allopolyploid.
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British Dictionary definitions for autopolyploid
(of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from a single species
an organism or cell of this type
- autopolyploidy, noun
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