haploid


hap·loid

adjective \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

hap·loid

adjective \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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