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haploid

haploid

adjective hap·loid \ˈha-ˌplid\

Definition of HAPLOID

:  having the gametic number of chromosomes typically including one of each pair of homologous chromosomes — compare diploid
haploid noun
hap·loi·dy \-ˌpli-dē\ noun

Origin of HAPLOID

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek haploeidēs single, from haploos
First Known Use: 1908

haploid

adjective hap·loid \ˈhap-ˌlid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HAPLOID

:  having the gametic number of chromosomes or half the number characteristic of somatic cells :  monoploid
haploid noun
hap·loi·dy \-ˌlid-ē\ noun, plural hap·loi·dies

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