diplosis

[ dih-ploh-sis ]
/ dɪˈploʊ sɪs /
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noun Cell Biology.

the doubling of the chromosome number by the union of the haploid sets in the union of gametes.

Nearby words

  1. diplophonia,
  2. diplophonic,
  3. diplopia,
  4. diplopic,
  5. diplopod,
  6. diplosome,
  7. diplosomia,
  8. diplostemonous,
  9. diplotene,
  10. diplozoic

Origin of diplosis

< Greek díplōsis a doubling, equivalent to diplō- (see diploma) + -sis -sis

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British Dictionary definitions for diplosis

diplosis

/ (dɪˈpləʊsɪs) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for diplosis

diplosis

[ dĭ-plōsĭs ]

n.

The formation of the diploid number of chromosomes during fertilization by the fusion of the nuclei of two haploid gametes.

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