polysomic

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈsəʊmɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or designating a basically diploid chromosome complement, in which some but not all the chromosomes are represented more than twice

Nearby words

  1. polysepalous,
  2. polyserositis,
  3. polysinusitis,
  4. polysome,
  5. polysomia,
  6. polysomnogram,
  7. polysomnography,
  8. polysomy,
  9. polysorbate,
  10. polyspermia

Word Origin for polysomic

C20: from poly- + -some ³ + -ic

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Medicine definitions for polysomic

polysomic

[ pŏl′ē-sōmĭk ]

adj.

Having an extra copy of one or more chromosomes.

n.

A polysomic organism or cell.

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