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heteroploid

 [het´er-o-ploid″]
1. characterized by heteroploidy.
2. an individual or cell with an abnormal number of chromosomes.

het·er·o·ploid

(het'ĕr-ō-ployd),
Relating to heteroploidy.

heteroploid

(hĕt′ər-ə-ploid′)
adj.
Having a chromosome number that is not a whole-number multiple of the haploid chromosome number of a given species.

het′er·o·ploid′ n.
het′er·o·ploi′dy n.

heteroploid

[het′ərəploid′]
Etymology: Gk, heteros + ploos, times, eidos, form
1 n, an individual, organism, strain, or cell that has a variation in the number of chromosomes characteristic of somatic cells of the species. The change may involve entire sets of chromosomes or single chromosomes.
2 adj, pertaining to such an individual, organism, strain, or cell. See also aneuploid, euploid. heteroploidy, n.

het·er·o·ploid

(het'ĕr-ō-ployd)
Relating to heteroploidy.

heteroploid

Having an abnormal number of chromosomes.

heteroploid

(of a cell nucleus) possessing an extra chromosome as a result of nondisjunction during meiosis.

heteroploid

1. characterized by heteroploidy.
2. an individual or cell with an abnormal number of chromosomes.