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hexaploid

[hek-suh-ploid] /ˈhɛk səˌplɔɪd/ Biology
adjective
1.
having a chromosome number that is six times the haploid number.
noun
2.
a hexaploid cell or organism.
Compare polyploid.
Origin of hexaploid
1915-1920
1915-20; hexa- + -ploid
Related forms
hexaploidy, noun
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  • Identification of seed dormancy for four populations derived from synthetic hexaploid wheat.

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