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haploid

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adjective hap·loid \ˈha-ˌplȯid\

Definition of haploid

  1. :  having the gametic number of chromosomes typically including one of each pair of homologous chromosomes — compare diploid

haploid noun
haploidy play \-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun


Origin of haploid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek haploeidēs single, from haploos


First Known Use: 1908


Medical Dictionary

haploid

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adjective hap·loid \ˈhap-ˌlȯid\

Medical Definition of haploid

  1. :  having the gametic number of chromosomes or half the number characteristic of somatic cells :  monoploid

haploid noun
haploidy \-ˌlȯid-ē\play noun plural haploidies



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "haploid"


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