diploid

adjective
dip·​loid | \ˈdi-ˌplȯid \

Definition of diploid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having two haploid sets of homologous chromosomes diploid somatic cells

diploid

noun

Definition of diploid (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from diploid

Adjective

diploidy \-​ˌplȯi-​dē \ noun

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Oogonia are small diploid cells that form during the early stages of fetal development. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Take Major Step Towards Making Babies From Skin Cells," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of diploid

Adjective

1908, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diploid

Adjective

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The first known use of diploid was in 1908

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diploid

adjective
dip·​loid | \ˈdip-ˌlȯid \

Medical Definition of diploid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having the basic chromosome number doubled

Other Words from diploid

diploidy \-​ˌlȯid-​ē \ noun plural -dies

diploid

noun

Medical Definition of diploid (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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