mixoploid

[mik-suh-ploid]

noun Genetics.

an organism having an unequal number of chromosome sets in adjacent cells or tissues.

Nearby words

  1. mixo-,
  2. mixologist,
  3. mixology,
  4. mixolydian,
  5. mixolydian mode,
  6. mixotroph,
  7. mixt,
  8. mixt.,
  9. mixtape,
  10. mixte

Origin of mixoploid

1930–35; mixo- (< Greek, combining form of míxis a mingling) + -ploid

Related formsmix·o·ploi·dy, noun

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