Definitions for diploidˈdɪp lɔɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diploid(adj)

    (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number

  2. diploid(adj)

    of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number

    "diploid somatic cells"


  1. diploid(n.)

    (Biol.) a cell or organism having a number of chromosomes corresponding to two copies of each chromosome; a diploid cell or organism.

  2. diploid(a.)

    having a number of chromosomes corresponding to two copies of each chromosome; having double the basic number of chromosomes, as seen in a haploid cell. Contrasted to haploid and polyploid. in diploid cells, although the number of chromosomes is double that in haploid cells, it is not always true that there are two copies of every chromosome, since the two sex chromosomes in males will differ from each other. In females, and for other chromosomes, however, there are generally two copies of each, giving rise to the classical hereditary and sorting patterns of Mendelian genetics.

  3. Origin: [Gr. diplo`os twofold + -oid.]


  1. diploid(Noun)

    A cell which is diploid.

  2. diploid(Noun)

    An organism with diploid cells.

  3. diploid(Adjective)

    Of a cell, having a pair of each type of chromosome, one of the pair being derived from the ovum and the other from the spermatozoon. Most somatic cells of higher organisms are diploid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diploid(noun)

    a solid bounded by twenty-four similar quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the hexoctahedron

  2. Origin: [Gr. diplo`os twofold + -oid.]

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