hexaploid

[hek-suh-ploid] Biology.
adjective
1.
having a chromosome number that is six times the haploid number.
noun
2.
a hexaploid cell or organism.
Compare polyploid.


Origin:
1915–20; hexa- + -ploid

hexaploidy, noun
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