diploid: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dip'loid), [key]
— adj.
  1. double; twofold.
  2. having two similar complements of chromosomes.
  1. an organism or cell having double the basic haploid number of chromosomes.
  2. a solid belonging to the isometric system and having 24 trapezoidal planes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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