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diplosis

[dih-ploh-sis]
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noun Cell Biology.
  1. the doubling of the chromosome number by the union of the haploid sets in the union of gametes.
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Origin of diplosis

< Greek díplōsis a doubling, equivalent to diplō- (see diploma) + -sis -sis
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  • The Wheat Midge (Diplosis tritici) is another very mischievous species.

    The Young Collector's Handbook of Ants, Bees, Dragon-flies, Earwigs, Crickets, and Flies

    W. Harcourt Bath


British Dictionary definitions for diplosis

diplosis

noun
  1. biology the doubling of the haploid number of chromosomes that occurs during fusion of gametes to form a diploid zygote
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Word Origin

C20: from Greek diplōsis doubling, from diploun to double, from diploos double
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diplosis in Medicine

diplosis

(dĭ-plōsĭs)
n.
  1. The formation of the diploid number of chromosomes during fertilization by the fusion of the nuclei of two haploid gametes.
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