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Having a chromosome number that is not a whole-number multiple of the haploid chromosome number of a given species.
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(Genetics) of a chromosome number that is neither the haploid nor diploid number characteristic of the species
(Genetics) such a chromosome number
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|Noun||1.||heteroploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having a chromosome number that is not an even multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species|
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
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