haploid

adjective hap·loid \ ˈha-ˌplȯid \

Definition of haploid

: having the gametic number of chromosomes typically including one of each pair of homologous chromosomes — compare diploid

haploid

noun

haploidy

play \ˈha-ˌplȯi-dē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of haploid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek haploeidēs single, from haploos


Medical Dictionary

haploid

adjective hap·loid \ ˈhap-ˌlȯid \

medical Definition of haploid

: having the gametic number of chromosomes or half the number characteristic of somatic cells : monoploid

haploid

noun

haploidy

play \-ˌlȯid-ē\ noun plural -dies

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