Biol. having the full number of chromosomes normally occurring in the mature germ cell, or half the number in the usual somatic cell
Origin of haploidfrom haplo- + -oid
a haploid cell or gamete
Having a single set of unpaired chromosomes, as in a germ cell, such as an egg or sperm, or in a moss plant or a drone bee.
An organism having haploid cells.
Origin of haploidFrom Greek haploos single ; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots. -oid
- A cell which is haploid; an organism, such as a fungus, with haploid cells.
haplo- + -oid