(of polyploid cells or organisms) having a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number, caused by one chromosome set being incomplete
a cell or individual of this type
aneuploid an·eu·ploid (ān’yōō-ploid’)
A cell or an organism characterized by aneuploidy.
Having a chromosome number that is not a multiple of the haploid number for the species. Many types of tumor cells are aneuploid. Compare diploid, haploid.
n. abnormal number of chromosomes, 1934, from aneuploid (1931), Modern Latin, coined 1922 by G. Täckholm from an- (1) “not” + euploid, from Greek eu- “well, good” (see eu-) + -ploid, from ploos “fold” + -oid. aneuploidy an·eu·ploi·dy (ān’yə-ploi’dē) n. The state of having a chromosome number that is not a multiple of the haploid […]
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