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diploid

adjective dip·loid \ ˈdi-ˌplȯid \

Definition of diploid

: having two haploid sets of homologous chromosomes
  • diploid somatic cells

diploidy

play \-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of diploid

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diploid

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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diploid

adjective dip·loid \ ˈdip-ˌlȯid \

medical Definition of diploid

: having the basic chromosome number doubled

diploidy

play \-ˌlȯid-ē\ noun, plural -dies

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diploid

noun

medical Definition of diploid

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

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