Diploid meaning

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A cell, organism, or group of organisms having a diploid number of chromosomes.
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Double or twofold.
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Having a pair of each type of chromosome, so that the basic chromosome number is doubled.

Diploid somatic cells.

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Twofold or double.
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Having twice the number of chromosomes normally occurring in a mature germ cell: most somatic cells are diploid.
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A diploid cell.
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Double or twofold.
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Having a pair of each type of chromosome in the cell nucleus, so that the basic chromosome number is doubled.

Diploid somatic cells.

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A diploid organism or cell.
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Having paired sets of chromosomes in a cell or cell nucleus. In diploid organisms that reproduce sexually, one set of chromosomes is inherited from each parent. The somatic cells of most animals are diploid.
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(cytology) Of a cell, having a pair of each type of chromosome, one of the pair being derived from the ovum and the other from the spermatozoon. Most somatic cells of higher organisms are diploid.
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A cell which is diploid.
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An organism with diploid cells.
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Origin of diploid

  • Greek diploos double dwo- in Indo-European roots –oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition