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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (genetics) an organism or cell having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number adj. - Of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number.

Usage examples (38)
  • diploid somatic cells
  • The term diploid describes a state in which a cell has two sets of homologous chromosomes, or two chromosomes that are the same.
  • PE-2 yeast are what is known as diploid, having two copies each of 16 different chromosomes.
  • First he released a new "diploid" map of his own genome, looking at contributions from both parents instead of just one. for more
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