diploid [ dip-loid ] SHOW IPA / ˈdɪp lɔɪd / PHONETIC RESPELLING adjective double; twofold. Biology. having two similar complements of chromosomes. noun Biology. an organism or cell having double the basic haploid number of chromosomes. Crystallography. a solid belonging to the isometric system and having 24 trapezoidal planes. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
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Origin of diploid
First recorded in 1905–10;
-oid OTHER WORDS FROM diploid dip·loi·dic, adjective Words nearby diploid diplocoria
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Similarly all the higher animals appear to us as independent organisms with
diploid nuclei only.
They appear with this arrangement in all subsequent nuclear divisions in the
diploid generation. Diploid (2n) chromosome numbers were determined from cells in late prophase and metaphase of mitosis. adjective biology (of cells or organisms) having pairs of homologous chromosomes so that twice the haploid number is present double or twofold noun biology a diploid cell or organism Derived forms of diploid diploidic, adjective diploidy, noun
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adj. Having two sets of chromosomes or double the haploid number of chromosomes in the germ cell, with one member of each chromosome pair derived from the ovum and one from the spermatazoon. The diploid number, 46 in humans, is the normal chromosome complement of an organism's somatic cells. n. A diploid organism or cell.
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Having paired sets of chromosomes in a cell or cell nucleus. In diploid organisms that reproduce sexually, one set of chromosomes is inherited from each parent. The somatic cells of most animals are diploid. Compare haploid. See Note at mitosis.
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