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.

Nearby words

  1. hypopiesis,
  2. hypopituitarism,
  3. hypoplasia,
  4. hypoplastic anemia,
  5. hypoplasty,
  6. hypopnea,
  7. hypopnoea,
  8. hypoposia,
  9. hypopotassemia,
  10. hypopraxia

Origin of hypoploid

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

Related formshy·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 Formshypoploidy, 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 formshypo•ploi′dy n.


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