tetraploid

[ te-truh-ploid ]

adjectiveBiology.
  1. having a chromosome number that is four times the basic or haploid number.

noun
  1. a tetraploid cell or organism.

Origin of tetraploid

1
First recorded in 1925–30; tetra- + -ploid

Other words from tetraploid

  • tet·ra·ploi·dy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tetraploid

tetraploid

/ (ˈtɛtrəˌplɔɪd) genetics /


adjective
  1. having four times the haploid number of chromosomes in the nucleus

noun
  1. a tetraploid organism, nucleus, or cell

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