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

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Other Words from haploid

haploid noun
haploidy \ ˈha-​ˌplȯi-​dē \ noun

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By rapidly screening many of them, the researchers could isolate cells that stayed haploid after division — about 1 in 1,000. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Lab Divides Human Egg Cells," 19 Dec. 2016 In 2001, Dr. Gianpiero Palermo of the Weill Medical College at Cornell University in New York announced that his team created artificially haploid eggs by borrowing techniques from cloning. Brian Alexander, WIRED, "Science Makes Sex Obsolete," 1 Dec. 2005 This year, a team led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem finally produced haploid human embryonic stem cells by forcing unfertilized egg cells to divide. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Lab Divides Human Egg Cells," 19 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of haploid

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haploid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek haploeidēs single, from haploos

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The first known use of haploid was in 1908

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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

Other Words from haploid

haploid noun
haploidy \ -​ˌlȯid-​ē \ noun plural -dies

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