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[dih-ploh-sis] /dɪˈploʊ sɪs/
noun, Cell Biology.
the doubling of the chromosome number by the union of the haploid sets in the union of gametes.
Origin of diplosis
< Greek díplōsis a doubling, equivalent to diplō- (see diploma) + -sis -sis Unabridged
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(biology) the doubling of the haploid number of chromosomes that occurs during fusion of gametes to form a diploid zygote
Word Origin
C20: from Greek diplōsis doubling, from diploun to double, from diploos double
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diplosis dip·lo·sis (dĭ-plō'sĭs)
The formation of the diploid number of chromosomes during fertilization by the fusion of the nuclei of two haploid gametes.

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