autopolyploid

[aw-tuh-pol-uh-ploid] Biology.
adjective
1.
having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are derived from the same ancestral species.
noun
2.
an autopolyploid cell or organism.
Compare allopolyploid.


Origin:
1925–30; auto-1 + polyploid

autopolyploidy, noun
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autopolyploid (ˌɔːtəʊˈpɒlɪˌplɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from a single species
 
n
2.  an organism or cell of this type
 
auto'polyploidy
 
n

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Second, potato is an autopolyploid, another character different from all the cereals.
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