Haploid meaning

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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.
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An organism having haploid cells.
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(biol.) Having the full number of chromosomes normally occurring in the mature germ cell, or half the number in the usual somatic cell.
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A haploid cell or gamete.
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Having a single set of unpaired chromosomes, as in a germ cell (such as an egg or sperm) or in the somatic cells of a drone bee.
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A haploid organism or cell.
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Having a single set of each chromosome in a cell or cell nucleus. In most animals, only the gametes (reproductive cells) are haploid.
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(cytology) Of a cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes, such as a gamete.
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A cell which is haploid; an organism, such as a fungus, with haploid cells.
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Origin of haploid

  • From Greek haploos single sem-1 in Indo-European roots –oid

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

  • haplo- +‎ -oid

    From Wiktionary