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pol·y·ploid

 (pŏl′ē-ploid′)
adj.
Having one or more extra sets of chromosomes: a polyploid species; a polyploid cell.
n.
An organism with more than two sets of chromosomes.

pol′y·ploi′dy n.

polyploid

(ˈpɒlɪˌplɔɪd)
adj
(Biology) (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than twice the basic (haploid) number of chromosomes
n
(Biology) an individual or cell of this type
ˌpolyˈploidal, ˌpolyˈploidic adj
ˈpolyˌploidy n

pol•y•ploid

(ˈpɒl iˌplɔɪd)
adj.
1. having a chromosome number that is more than double the basic or haploid number.
n.
2. a polyploid cell or organism.
[1915–20]
pol`y•ploi′dic, adj.
pol′y•ploi`dy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Adj.1.polyploid - of a cell or organism having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes; "a polyploid cell"; "a polyploid species"
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
diploid - of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number; "diploid somatic cells"
haploid, haploidic, monoploid - of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes