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pentaploid

[ pen-tuh-ploid ]
/ ˈpɛn təˌplɔɪd /
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adjective
having a chromosome number that is five times the haploid number.
noun
a pentaploid cell or organism.
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Origin of pentaploid

First recorded in 1920–25; penta- + -ploid

OTHER WORDS FROM pentaploid

pen·ta·ploi·dy, noun
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