pentaploid

[ pen-tuh-ploid ]
/ ˈpɛn təˌplɔɪd /

adjective

having a chromosome number that is five times the haploid number.

noun

a pentaploid cell or organism.

Nearby words

  1. pentane,
  2. pentangle,
  3. pentangular,
  4. pentanoic acid,
  5. pentapiperium methylsulfate,
  6. pentapody,
  7. pentaprism,
  8. pentaptych,
  9. pentaquark,
  10. pentaquine

Origin of pentaploid

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

Related formspen·ta·ploi·dy, noun

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