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

  • adj. Having eight haploid sets of chromosomes in a body cell.
  • n. An octoploid organism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having eight complete sets of chromosomes in a single cell
  • n. a cell or organism that has eight complete sets of chromosomes


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • For each of these, there are various ploidy levels, ranging from diploid to octoploid and beyond.

    6. Pearl Millet: Commercial Types

  • As with other African acacias, A. tortilis is a polyploid complex most are tetraploids (2n = 4x = 52); ssp. raddiana is an octoploid

    Chapter 17

  • Instead of being ABDR, it doubles into an octoploid triticale,

    5 Breeding Triticale

  • Except for some successful octoploid primary triticales developed and used in China, secondary triticales form the basis of the world's triticale industry at this time.

    5 Breeding Triticale

  • At CIMMYT in the 1970s, the crop's agronomic breakthroughs came from crosses between Armadillo (a hexaploid) and some newly created octoploid triticales, of which the Maya group were among the first.

    5 Breeding Triticale

  • Nonetheless, some of the most valuable genetic traits are found in octoploids, and the creation of practical octoploid triticales is an important promise for the future.

    5 Breeding Triticale

  • These octoploid triticales were also more winter hardy, more adaptable to poor soils, and more resistant to drought and lodging.

    7 Experiences Around the World

  • In southwestern China, on the highlands of the Yunnan-Sichuan plateau, successful cultivation and utilization of octoploid triticale is under way.

    7 Experiences Around the World

  • Most of us have our genes arrayed on two chains of chromosomes, one from each parent; dahlias have eight chromosome sets, which makes them, technically speaking, octoploid.

    SFGate: Top News Stories


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