hexaploid

[ hek-suh-ploid ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌplɔɪd /
Biology

adjective

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

noun

a hexaploid cell or organism.

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Origin of hexaploid

First recorded in 1915–20; hexa- + -ploid

OTHER WORDS FROM hexaploid

hex·a·ploi·dy, noun
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