hexaploid

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hexaploid

(ˈhɛksəˌplɔɪd) biology
n
(Biology) an organism made up of cells containing six sets of chromosomes
adj
(Biology) having six times the normal number of chromosomes

hex•a•ploid

(ˈhɛk səˌplɔɪd)

adj.
1. having a chromosome number that is six times the haploid number.
n.
2. a hexaploid cell or organism.
[1915–20]
hex′a•ploi`dy, n.