hypoploid


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hy·po·ploid

 (hī′pō-ploid′)
adj.
Having a chromosome number lower by only a few chromosomes than the normal diploid number.

hy′po·ploi′dy n.

hypoploid

(ˈhaɪpəˌplɔɪd)
adj
(Biology) having or designating a chromosome number that is less than a multiple of the haploid number
ˈhypoˌploidy n

hy•po•ploid

(ˈhaɪ pəˌplɔɪd)
adj.
having a chromosome number that is less than the diploid number.
[1925–30]
hy′po•ploid′y, n.
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The bulk of heteroploidy is constituted of hypoploid cells; apparently this is due to the action of the hypnotizing solution on arrangement of chromosomes in metaphase cells.
For instance, Sorensen and Gudjonsson (1946) found partial return to sexuality in some hypoploid (2n = 23) plants.
Direct comparison of hypo-/hyperploidy ratio in mammalian sperm and oocytes has not been possible, because of the artifactual nature of hypoploid data.