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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a diploid set of chromosomes derived from each parent.
  • n. An organism or individual having a diploid set of chromosomes derived from each parent.

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  • adj. Having a diploid set of chromosomes from each of its parents
  • n. Such an organism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (genetics) an organism or cell having a diploid set of chromosomes from each parent


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  • For instance, he succeeded in producing an amphidiploid between tetraploid wheat and Aegilops ovata, which he named Aegilotricum.

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  • We work toward a movement in which all cereal chromosomes will be united, not only in one New Cereal (pompously designated "the first man-made cereal") but also in other new cereals besides Triticale such as Hordecale (amphidiploid of barley and rye), Triticordeum (amphidiploid of wheat and barley) and many more, not scorning any contribution, be it of chromosomes or only a few genes found in countless other gramineous strains, that will prove to be of undeniable Value to the betterment of many cereals.

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  • amphidiploid: same as allotetraploid autopolyploid : polyploids created by chromosome duplication within a species basic chromosome number (monoploid number): the number of different chromosomes that make up a single complete (chromosome) set.

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