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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes adj. - Of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes.

Usage examples (35)
  • The gametes they produce are haploid, meaning that they contain only one of each chromosome pair.
  • That is, 3 Billion base pairs for the human haploid genome.
  • The haploid DNA from the egg cell is removed and discarded.
  • Daniel Smith: So selection would favor haploid reproduction? for more
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