Definition of merodiploid in US English:

merodiploid

adjective

Genetics
  • Of a bacterium or other microorganism: having a second copy of part of the genome (introduced by transduction, sexduction, etc.); partially diploid.

noun

Genetics
  • A merodiploid organism.

Origin

1960s. From mero- + diploid. Compare earlier merozygote.

Pronunciation

merodiploid

/ˌmɛrə(ʊ)ˈdɪplɔɪd/