ploidy etymology

English word ploidy comes from English poly- (Many. Polymer.), English haploid

Detailed word origin of ploidy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
haploid English (eng) A cell which is haploid.. An organism, such as a fungus, with haploid cells. (cytology, of a cell) Having a single set of unpaired chromosomes.
polyploidy English (eng) (genetics) The state or condition of being a polyploid; having more than the usual two homologous sets of chromosomes.
ploidy English (eng) (genetics) The number of homologous sets of chromosomes in a cell.

Words with the same origin as ploidy

Descendants of poly-
ama poly polyamorous polyamory polybutene polycarbonate polychloride polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polygamy polyglot polygonometry polygraph polyhydric polyphony polyrod polystyrene polysystemy polytechnic polythene polyurethane polyvinyl polywater
Descendants of haploid