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diploid

dip´loid   Pronunciation: dĭp´loid
n.1.(Crystallog.) A solid bounded by twenty-four similar quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the hexoctahedron.
2.(Biol.) a cell or organism having a number of chromosomes corresponding to two copies of each chromosome; a diploid cell or organism.
a.1.(Biol.) having a number of chromosomes corresponding to two copies of each chromosome; having double the basic number of chromosomes, as seen in a haploid cell. Contrasted to haploid and polyploid.
Noun1.diploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
Adj.1.diploid - of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number; "diploid somatic cells"
Antonyms:
haploid, haploidic, monoploid - of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes
polyploid - of a cell or organism having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes; "a polyploid cell"; "a polyploid species"
genetic science, genetics, haploid, haploidic, monoploid, polyploid
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