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 History of this Word

"ploid" history is uncertain

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
euploid
hyperploid
endopolyploidy
triploid

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ploid" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates number of chromosomes. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ploid illustration Telling the diploid and tetraploid sectors apart will probably be difficult with the naked eye.
-ploid illustration We used in our experiments the heteroploid Chinese hamster cell line.