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Meaning of DIPLOID

Pronunciation:  'diployd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (genetics) an organism or cell having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
  2. [adj]  (genetics; of a cell or organism) having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number; "diploid somatic cells"
 

DIPLOID is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Antonyms: haploid, haploidic, monoploid, polyploid
 
 See Also: being, organism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dip"loid\, n. [Gr. ? twofold + -oid.] (Crystallog.)
A solid bounded by twenty-four similar quadrilateral faces.
It is a hemihedral form of the hexoctahedron.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A full set of genetic material, consisting of paired chromsomes one chromosome from each parental set. Most animal cells except the gametes have a diploid set of chromosomes. The diploid human genome has 46 chromosomes. Compare haploid.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A full set of genetic material consisting of paired chromosomes, one from each parental set. Most animal cells except the gametes have a diploid set of chromosomes. The diploid human genome has 46 chromosomes.
  2. a term that refers to the full complement of chromosomes (23 chromosomes). The diploid number in humans is forty-six.
 

 

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