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autopolyploid

[aw-tuh-pol-uh-ploid]Biology
adjective
  1. having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are derived from the same ancestral species.
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noun
  1. an autopolyploid cell or organism.
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Origin of autopolyploid

First recorded in 1925–30; auto-1 + polyploid
Related formsau·to·pol·y·ploi·dy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for autopolyploidy

autopolyploid

adjective
  1. (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from a single species
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noun
  1. an organism or cell of this type
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Derived Formsautopolyploidy, noun
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