[ hahy-per-ploid ]
/ ˈhaɪ pərˌplɔɪd /
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having a chromosome number that is greater than but not a multiple of the diploid number.
a hyperploid cell or organism.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hyperploidhy·per·ploid·y, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperploid
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌplɔɪd) /
biology having or relating to a chromosome number that exceeds an exact multiple of the haploid number
Derived forms of hyperploidhyperploidy, noun
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Medical definitions for hyperploid
[ hī′pər-ploid′ ]
Having a chromosome number greater than but not an exact multiple of the normal euploid number.
An organism having a hyperploid chromosome number.
Other words from hyperploidhy′per•ploi′dy n.
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