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pentaploid

[pen-tuh-ploid] /ˈpɛn təˌplɔɪd/
adjective
1.
having a chromosome number that is five times the haploid number.
noun
2.
a pentaploid cell or organism.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; penta- + -ploid
Related forms
pentaploidy, noun
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