from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having more than two sets of chromosomes all derived from the same species.
- noun An organism having more than two sets of chromosomes, all of which were derived from the same species.
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- adjective genetics Having more than two sets of
chromosomes, derived from the same species, as a result of redoubling
- noun Any
organismof this kind.
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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.