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ploidy

[ploi-dee] /ˈplɔɪ di/
noun, Biology
1.
the number of homologous chromosome sets present in a cell or organism.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; see -ploid, -y3
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ploidies in Medicine

ploidy ploi·dy (ploi'dē)
n.
A multiple of the basic number of chromosomes in a cell.

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