- having a chromosome number that is less than the diploid number.
- a hypoploid cell or organism.
Origin of hypoploid
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- having or designating a chromosome number that is less than a multiple of the haploid number
- Having a chromosome number that is one or more lower than the normal haploid number of chromosomes characteristic for the species.
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