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autoploid

Pronunciation: aw′tō-ployd

Definition: Relating to an individual or cell with two or more copies of a single haploid set; depending on the number of multiples of the haploid set, autoploids are referred to as autodiploids, autotriploids, autotetraploids, autopentaploids, autohexaploids, etc.

[auto- + -ploid]

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