Definition of Polyploidy

1. Noun. The condition of being polyploid.

Generic synonyms: Condition



Definition of Polyploidy

1. Noun. (genetics) The state or condition of being a polyploid; having more than the usual two homologous sets of chromosomes. ¹

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Definition of Polyploidy

1. [n -DIES]

Medical Definition of Polyploidy

1. The chromosomal constitution of a cell containing multiples of the normal number of chromosomes; includes triploidy (symbol: 3n), tetraploidy (symbol: 4n), etc. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyploidy

polyplacophores
polyplacophorous
polyplasmia
polyplastic
polyplastid
polyplastids
polyplet
polyplets
polyplex
polyplexes
polyploid
polyploidies
polyploidization
polyploidizations
polyploids
polyploidy (current term)
polypnea
polypneas
polypneic
polypod
polypode
polypodia
polypodial
polypodies
polypodium
polypods
polypody
polypoid
polypoid adenoma
polypoid gallbladder lesions

Literary usage of Polyploidy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Several cases of known polyploidy in Viscum might be of ... Evolutionary Patterns In the absence of hybridization and polyploidy, the various species of ..."

2. Rice Genetics IV by Gurdev S. Khush, D. S. Brar, Bill Hardy (2001)
"Is our project therefore doomed to failure because apomixis requires polyploidy? Or are apomixis and polyploidy associated for other reasons: perhaps both ..."

3. A Review of Dipterocarps: Taxonomy, Ecology, and Silviculture by Simmathiri Appanah, Jennifer M. Turnbull (1998)
"Intraspecific polyploidy has been reported in Hopea odorata and ... On the basis of chromosome number (odd polyploidy) and other tentative evidence, ..."

4. Exploring the Borderlands: Documents Of The Committee On Common Problems Of by Joe Cain (2004)
"It is well known that polyploidy provides for ... polyploidy is rare in animals and can not be [1|2] considered a normal speciation process, at least not in ..."

5. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"Both polyploidy and hybridization are common in Agave (x = 30), and appear to be important mechanisms in the evolution of the genus (Pinkava and Baker 1985) ..."

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