diplosis

[ 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.

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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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Medical 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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