monosomic

[ mon-uh-soh-mik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈsoʊ mɪk /

adjective Genetics.

having one less than the usual diploid number of chromosomes.

Nearby words

  1. monoski,
  2. monosodium,
  3. monosodium glutamate,
  4. monosome,
  5. monosomia,
  6. monospaced type,
  7. monospasm,
  8. monospermous,
  9. monospermy,
  10. monostable

Origin of monosomic

First recorded in 1925–30; monosome + -ic

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