- twofold or double
- Biol. having twice the number of chromosomes normally occurring in a mature germ cell: most somatic cells are diploid
Origin of diploiddipl(o)- + -oid
a diploid cell
- Double or twofold.
- Genetics Having a pair of each type of chromosome, so that the basic chromosome number is doubled: diploid somatic cells.
A cell, organism, or group of organisms having a diploid number of chromosomes.
Origin of diploidGreek diploos double ; see dwo- in Indo-European roots. -oid