Medical Definition of Hyperploidy
1. Describes a cell or organism which has more than the normal total number of chromosomes. For example: humans normally have 46 chromosomes per cell - but if a human individual has 47 or more chromosomes per cell, then that person is hyperploid. Hyperploidy is the opposite of hypoploidy. (09 Oct 1997)
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Literary usage of Hyperploidy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Gulf War And Health by Institute of Medicine (2005)
"Genetic effects of petroleum fuels: II. Analysis of chromosome loss and hyperploidy in peripheral lymphocytes of gasoline station attendants. ..."
2. Environmental Epidemiology by National Research Council (1992)
"(1988) found that DNA hyperploidy correlated with disease risk in workers exposed to 2-naphthylamine, a compound known to cause bladder cancer. ..."
3. Review Of Fluoride: Benefits And Risks. Report Of The Ad Hoc Subcommittee On ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"This increase was characterized by the authors as resulting principally from age-related hyperploidy; they also reported that the fluoride content of the ..."
4. Toxicological Profile for Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride and Fluorine (F) (2001)
"The increased rate of damaged cells was due largely to an increase in hyperploidy, an effect for which the biological relevance is unknown. ..."