hyperploid
hy·per·ploid 'hī-pər-.plȯid adj having a chromosome number slightly greater than an exact multiple of the monoploid or haploid number
hyperploid n

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hy·per·ploid (hiґpər-ploid) [hyper- + -ploid] 1. having more than the typical number of chromosomes in unbalanced sets, as in Down syndrome. 2. an individual or cell having more than the typical number of chromosomes in unbalanced sets.

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  • hyperploid — I. ˈhīpə(r)ˌplȯid adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hyper + ploid : having or being a chromosome number slightly greater than an exact multiple of the monoploid number II. noun ( s) : a hyperploid organism * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperploid — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1930 having a chromosome number slightly greater than an exact multiple of the monoploid number • hyperploid noun • hyperploidy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperploid — hyperploidy, n. /huy peuhr ployd /, Biol. adj. 1. having a chromosome number that is greater than but not a multiple of the diploid number. n. 2. a hyperploid cell or organism. [1925 30; HYPER + PLOID] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperploid — /ˈhaɪpəplɔɪd/ (say huypuhployd) adjective 1. having or being a chromosome number which is more than an exact multiple of the monoploid number. –noun 2. a cell or organism which is hyperploid. {hyper + (di)ploid} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • hyperploid — adj. [Gr. hyper, above; aploos, onefold] Cells or individuals having more chromosomes (or segments) than the characteristic euploid number; see hypoploid, aneuploid, monoploid, polyploid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hyperploid — n. cell or organism which has more chromosomes than diploids (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperploid — hy·per·ploid …   English syllables

  • hyperploid — hy•per•ploid [[t]ˈhaɪ pərˌplɔɪd[/t]] adj. gen having a chromosome number that is greater than but not a multiple of the diploid number • Etymology: 1925–30 hy′per•ploid′y, n …   From formal English to slang

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