Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having more than two sets of chromosomes all derived from the same species.
  • n. An organism having more than two sets of chromosomes, all of which were derived from the same species.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having more than two sets of chromosomes, derived from the same species, as a result of redoubling
  • n. Any organism of this kind.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • amphidiploid: same as allotetraploid autopolyploid : polyploids created by chromosome duplication within a species basic chromosome number (monoploid number): the number of different chromosomes that make up a single complete (chromosome) set.

    Lynn Margulis: "Definitely a Darwinist" - The Panda's Thumb

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • a polyploid organism whose chromosome sets are all derived from a single parent species.
    (obvious really)

    January 22, 2008