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OTHER WORDS FROM diploiddip·loi·dic, adjective
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In animals, as in plants, the diploid generation attained the higher development and gradually assumed the dominant position.
Similarly all the higher animals appear to us as independent organisms with diploid nuclei only.
Diploid (2n) chromosome numbers were determined from cells in late prophase and metaphase of mitosis.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
Technically the tissue-cells are said to contain the diploid number of chromosomes, the gametes the reduced or haploid number.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
They appear with this arrangement in all subsequent nuclear divisions in the diploid generation.