allopolyploid

allopolyploid

[al-uh-pol-uh-ploid] Biology.
adjective
1.
having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are dissimilar and derived from different species.
noun
2.
an allopolyploid cell or organism.
Compare autopolyploid.


Origin:
1925–30; allo- + polyploid

allopolyploidy [al-uh-pol-uh-ploi-dee] , noun
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allopolyploid (ˌæləˈpɒlɪˌplɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from different species
 
n
2.  an interspecific hybrid of this type that is therefore fertile
 
allo'polyploidy
 
n

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allopolyploid al·lo·pol·y·ploid (āl'ə-pŏl'ē-ploid')
adj.
Having three or more complete sets of chromosomes derived from different species. n.
An organism with three or more complete sets of chromosomes derived from different species.


al'lo·pol'y·ploi'dy n.
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