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polysomic

/ˌpɒlɪˈsəʊmɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or designating a basically diploid chromosome complement, in which some but not all the chromosomes are represented more than twice
Word Origin
C20: from poly- + -some³ + -ic
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polysomic in Medicine

polysomic pol·y·so·mic (pŏl'ē-sō'mĭk)
adj.
Having an extra copy of one or more chromosomes. n.
A polysomic organism or cell.

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