Haplodiploid meaning

hăplō-dĭploid
Of or relating to a system of sexual determination in which diploid females develop from fertilized eggs and haploid males develop from unfertilized eggs, as in most hymenopterans, such as ants and bees, and certain other invertebrates.
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Of or relating to a system of sexual determination in which diploid females develop from fertilized eggs and haploid males develop from unfertilized eggs, as in most hymenopterans, such as ants and bees, and certain other invertebrates.
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A haplodiploid organism or species.
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A haplodiploid organism or cell.
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Origin of haplodiploid

  • From Greek haploos single haploid diploos double diploid –oid

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