Dyad meaning

dīăd, -əd
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One pair of homologous chromosomes resulting from the division of a tetrad during meiosis.
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Two individuals or units regarded as a pair.

The mother-daughter dyad.

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Made up of two units.
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Two units regarded as one; pair.
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A double chromosome resulting from the division of a tetrad in meiosis; half of a tetrad.
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An atom, element, or radical with a valence of two.
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Two persons in a continuing relationship involving interaction.
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Consisting of two.
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Two individuals or units regarded as a pair.

The mother-daughter dyad.

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One pair of homologous chromosomes resulting from the division of a tetrad during meiosis.
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Made up of two units.
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A set of two elements treated as one; a pair.
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(music) Any set of two different pitch classes.
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A pair of things standing in particular relation; dyadic relation.
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(chemistry) An element, atom, or radical having a valence or combining power of two.
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Origin of dyad

  • From Greek duas duad- from duo two dwo- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Ancient Greek δύας (dýas), δύαδ- (dýad-) from Ancient Greek δύο (dýo) from Ancient Greek δύο (duo), from Proto-Indo-European *duwó,*duwéh₃ (*dwóh₁). “dyad” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

    From Wiktionary