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Having a chromosome number lower by only a few chromosomes than the normal diploid number.

hy′po·ploi′dy n.
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(Biology) having or designating a chromosome number that is less than a multiple of the haploid number
ˈhypoˌploidy n
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(ˈhaɪ pəˌplɔɪd)
having a chromosome number that is less than the diploid number.
hy′po•ploid′y, n.
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