haplodiploidy

noun
hap·​lo·​diploidy | \ "+ \

Definition of haplodiploidy

: sex differentiation in which haploid males are produced from unfertilized eggs and diploid females from fertilized eggs (as in certain insects)

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History and Etymology for haplodiploidy

hapl- + diploidy

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“Haplodiploidy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haplodiploidy. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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