hexaploid

[hek-suh-ploid]Biology

adjective

having a chromosome number that is six times the haploid number.

noun

a hexaploid cell or organism.

Compare polyploid.

Origin of hexaploid

First recorded in 1915–20; hexa- + -ploid
Related formshex·a·ploi·dy, noun
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