Definition of polyploidize in English:

polyploidize

(also polyploidise)

verb

Biology
  • 1with object To make polyploid.

  • 2no object Of a cell or nucleus: to become polyploid, to undergo polyploidization.

Origin

1940s. From polyploid + -ize. Compare French polyploïdiser.

Pronunciation

polyploidize

/ˈpɒlɪplɔɪdʌɪz/