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hyperploid

[ hahy-per-ploid ]
/ ˈhaɪ pərˌplɔɪd /
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adjective

having a chromosome number that is greater than but not a multiple of the diploid number.

noun

a hyperploid cell or organism.

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Origin of hyperploid

First recorded in 1925–30; hyper- + -ploid

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperploid

hy·per·ploid·y, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperploid

hyperploid
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌplɔɪd) /

adjective

biology having or relating to a chromosome number that exceeds an exact multiple of the haploid number

Derived forms of hyperploid

hyperploidy, noun
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Medical definitions for hyperploid

hyperploid
[ hīpər-ploid′ ]

adj.

Having a chromosome number greater than but not an exact multiple of the normal euploid number.

n.

An organism having a hyperploid chromosome number.

Other words from hyperploid

hyper•ploi′dy n.
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