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


a hypoploid cell or organism.

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



having or designating a chromosome number that is less than a multiple of the haploid number
Derived Formshypoploidy, noun
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hypoploid in Medicine




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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