diploid


1dip·loid

adjective \ˈdi-ˌplid\

Definition of DIPLOID

:  having two haploid sets of homologous chromosomes <diploid somatic cells>
dip·loi·dy \-ˌpli-dē\ noun

Origin of DIPLOID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1908

2diploid

noun

Definition of DIPLOID

:  a single cell, individual, or generation characterized by the diploid chromosome number

First Known Use of DIPLOID

1908

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