[ hahy-puh-ploid ]
/ ˈhaɪ pəˌplɔɪd /
having a chromosome number that is less than the diploid number.
a hypoploid cell or organism.
Related formshy·po·ploid·y, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypoploid
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌplɔɪd) /
having or designating a chromosome number that is less than a multiple of the haploid number
Derived Formshypoploidy, noun
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Medicine definitions for hypoploid
[ hī′pō-ploid′ ]
Having a chromosome number that is one or more lower than the normal haploid number of chromosomes characteristic for the species.
Related formshy′po•ploi′dy n.
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