Definitions for diploidˈdɪp lɔɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dip•loidˈdɪp lɔɪd(adj.)

  1. having two similar complements of chromosomes.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  2. (n.)an organism or cell having double the basic haploid number of chromosomes.

    Category: Developmental Biology

Origin of diploid:

< G (1905) < Gk diplóos double, with suffix of G haploid haploid


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(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


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