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Meaning of polyploid

pol•y•ploid

Pronunciation: (pol'ē-ploid"), [key]
— Biol. Biol.
—adj.
  1. having a chromosome number that is more than double the basic or haploid number.
—n.
  1. a polyploid cell or organism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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