heteroploid

/ (ˈhɛtərəʊˌplɔɪd) /

adjective

of a chromosome number that is neither the haploid nor diploid number characteristic of the species

noun

such a chromosome number

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Medical definitions for heteroploid

heteroploid
[ hĕtər-ə-ploid′ ]

adj.

Having a chromosome number that is not a whole-number multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species.

Other words from heteroploid

heter•o•ploid′ n.
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