Definition of autopolyploid in English:

autopolyploid

noun

Biology
  • A polyploid organism in which all sets of chromosomes are derived from duplications of a single ancestral genome.

adjective

Biology
  • Of an organism or population: characterized by autopolyploidy.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Cyril Darlington (1903–1981), cytogeneticist and evolutionist. From auto- + polyploid.

Pronunciation

autopolyploid

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)ˈpɒlɪplɔɪd/