diplosis

noun
dip·​lo·​sis | \ dip-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce diplosis (audio) \
plural diploses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce diplosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of diplosis

: restoration of the somatic chromosome number by fusion of two gametes in fertilization

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“Diplosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/diplosis. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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