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alloploid

Pronunciation: al′ō-ployd

Definition: Relating to a hybrid individual or cell with two or more sets of chromosomes derived from two different ancestral species; depending on the number of multiples of haploid sets, alloploids are referred to as allodiploids, allotriploids, allotetraploids, allopentaploids, allohexaploids, etc.

[allo- + -ploid]

See Also: heterokaryon

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