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Having one or more extra sets of chromosomes: a polyploid species; a polyploid cell.
An organism with more than two sets of chromosomes.
(Biology) (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than twice the basic (haploid) number of chromosomes
(Biology) an individual or cell of this type
ˌpolyˈploidal, ˌpolyˈploidic adj
1. having a chromosome number that is more than double the basic or haploid number.n.
2. a polyploid cell or organism.
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|Noun||1.||polyploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes|
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
|Adj.||1.||polyploid - of a cell or organism having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes; "a polyploid cell"; "a polyploid species"|
diploid - of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number; "diploid somatic cells"