Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having an extra copy of one or more chromosomes.
  • noun A polysomic organism or cell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having one or more duplicated chromosomes beyond the normal diploid complement
  • adjective In auto-polyploids, inheritance that involves pairing of homeologous chromosomes, rather than strictly homologous pairs.
  • noun such an organism or chromosome

Etymologies

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

[poly– + (chromo)som(e) + –ic.]

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