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.
An organism having haploid cells.
(biol.) Having the full number of chromosomes normally occurring in the mature germ cell, or half the number in the usual somatic cell.
A haploid cell or gamete.
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.
A haploid organism or cell.
Having a single set of each chromosome in a cell or cell nucleus. In most animals, only the gametes (reproductive cells) are haploid.
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