Diploid Definition

dĭploid
diploids
adjective
Twofold or double.
Webster's New World
Having twice the number of chromosomes normally occurring in a mature germ cell: most somatic cells are diploid.
Webster's New World

(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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noun
diploids
A diploid cell.
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Other Word Forms of Diploid

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Singular:
diploid
Plural:
diploids

Origin of Diploid

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

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

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