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of a chromosome number that is neither the haploid nor diploid number characteristic of the species
such a chromosome number

heteroploid het·er·o·ploid (hět’ər-ə-ploid’)
Having a chromosome number that is not a whole-number multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species.
het’er·o·ploid’ n.


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