hypoploid

[ hahy-puh-ploid ]
/ ˈhaɪ pəˌplɔɪd /
Biology

adjective

having a chromosome number that is less than the diploid number.

noun

a hypoploid cell or organism.

Origin of hypoploid

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

Related forms

hy·po·ploid·y, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypoploid

hypoploid

/ (ˈhaɪpəˌplɔɪd) /

adjective

having or designating a chromosome number that is less than a multiple of the haploid number

Derived Forms

hypoploidy, noun
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Medicine definitions for hypoploid

hypoploid

[ hīpō-ploid′ ]

adj.

Having a chromosome number that is one or more lower than the normal haploid number of chromosomes characteristic for the species.

Related forms

hypo•ploi′dy n.
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