dip·​loi·​dal | \ dəˈplȯidᵊl, (ˈ)di¦p- \

Definition of diploidal

: belonging to or characterized by the symmetry of the class of isometric crystals having diad axes parallel to the crystallographic axes, triad axes in the directions of the cube body diagonal, and axial mirror-image planes of symmetry

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diploid entry 1 + -al

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“Diploidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diploidal. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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