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Having two or more complete sets of chromosomes derived from different species.
An allopolyploid organism.

al′lo·pol′y·ploi′dy n.


(Genetics) (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from different species
(Genetics) an interspecific hybrid of this type that is therefore fertile
ˌalloˈpolyˌploidy n


(ˌæl əˈpɒl əˌplɔɪd)
1. having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are dissimilar and derived from different species.
2. an allopolyploid cell or organism.
al`lo•pol′y•ploi`dy, n.
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