Definition of polyploidize in English:

polyploidize

(also polyploidise)

Pronunciation /ˈpɒlɪplɔɪdʌɪz/

verb

Biology
  • 1To make polyploid.

    Cells, tissues, etc., are commonly induced to polyploidize experimentally by treatment with a chemical agent such as colchicine.

  • 2Of a cell or nucleus: to become polyploid, to undergo polyploidization.

Origin

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