Haplosis meaning

hăp-lōsĭs
(biology) The halving of the number of chromosomes during meiosis, resulting in the haploid number.
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Reduction of the diploid number of chromosomes by one half during meiosis, resulting in the haploid number.
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(biol.) A halving of the number of chromosomes during meiosis, through the division of a diploid cell into two haploids.
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Reduction of the diploid number of chromosomes by one half during meiosis, resulting in the haploid number.
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Origin of haplosis

  • Greek haploos single haploid –osis

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