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-ploid

Multiple in form; its combinations are used both adjectivally and substantively of a (specified) multiple of chromosomes.
[G. -plo-, -fold, + -ides, in form; L. -ploïdeus]

-ploid, -ploidy

suffix meaning "having a (specified) number of chromosome sets": heptaploid, octaploid, polyploid.

-ploid

Combining form meaning multiple in form; its combinations are used both adjectivally and substantively of a (specified) multiple of chromosomes.
[G. -plo-, -fold, + -ides, in form; L. -ploïdeus]

-ploid

Combining form denoting some multiple of a chromosome set, as in haploid, diploid, triploid.