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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.
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(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
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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"
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