Definition of octoploidy in English:

octoploidy

(also octaploidy)

noun

Biology
  • The state or condition of being octoploid.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From octoploid + -y, after diploidy, tetraploidy, hexaploidy, etc.

Pronunciation

octoploidy

/ˈɒktəplɔɪdi/