[ 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
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/ (dɪˈpləʊsɪs) /
biology the doubling of the haploid number of chromosomes that occurs during fusion of gametes to form a diploid zygote
Word Origin for diplosis
C20: from Greek diplōsis doubling, from diploun to double, from diploos double
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[ 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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