/ (ˈhɛtərəʊˌplɔɪd) /
of a chromosome number that is neither the haploid nor diploid number characteristic of the species
such a chromosome number
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Medical definitions for heteroploid
[ hĕt′ər-ə-ploid′ ]
Having a chromosome number that is not a whole-number multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species.
Other words from heteroploidhet′er•o•ploid′ n.
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