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autopolyploid

[aw-tuh-pol-uh-ploid] /ˌɔ təˈpɒl əˌplɔɪd/
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
1925-1930
1925-30; auto-1 + polyploid
Related forms
autopolyploidy, noun
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  • Second, potato is an autopolyploid, another character different from all the cereals.
British Dictionary definitions for autopolyploid

autopolyploid

/ˌɔːtəʊˈpɒlɪˌplɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from a single species
noun
2.
an organism or cell of this type
Derived Forms
autopolyploidy, noun
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