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[hap-loid] /ˈhæp lɔɪd/

adjective, Also, haploidic
single; simple.
Biology. pertaining to a single set of chromosomes.
Biology. an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes, ordinarily half the normal diploid number.
(esp of gametes) having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
a haploid cell or organism

1908, from German haploid (1905), from Greek haplos “single.”

haploid hap·loid (hāp’loid’)
Having the same number of sets of chromosomes as a germ cell, or half the diploid number of a somatic cell. The haploid number (23 in humans) is the normal chromosome complement of germ cells. n.
A haploid organism or cell.
hap’loi’dy (-loi’dē) n.
Having a single set of each chromosome in a cell or cell nucleus. In most animals, only the gametes (reproductive cells) are haploid. Compare aneuploid, diploid. See Note at mitosis.


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