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hap·loid

 (hăp′loid′)
adj.
Having a single set of unpaired chromosomes, as in a germ cell, such as an egg or sperm, or in a moss plant or a drone bee.
n.
An organism having haploid cells.

[From Greek haploos, single; see sem- in Indo-European roots + -oid.]

haploid

(ˈhæplɔɪd) biology
adj
(Biology) (esp of gametes) having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
n
(Biology) a haploid cell or organism
[C20: from Greek haploeidēs single, from haplous single]
ˈhaploidy n

hap•loid

(ˈhæp lɔɪd)

adj. Also, hap•loi′dic.
1. single; simple.
2. pertaining to a single set of chromosomes.
n.
3. an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes, ordinarily half the normal diploid number.
[< German (1905) < Greek haploid-, s. of haploḯs single, simple, derivative of haplóos single]

hap·loid

(hăp′loid′)
Relating to or having a single set of each chromosome in a cell or cell nucleus. In animals, only the reproductive cells are haploid. Compare diploid. See Note at mitosis.

haploid

Having one set of chromosomes in the nucleus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Adj.1.haploid - of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
diploid - of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number; "diploid somatic cells"
polyploid - of a cell or organism having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes; "a polyploid cell"; "a polyploid species"
Translations
haploid

haploid

[ˈhæplɔɪd] adj & n (Bio) → aploide (m)

hap·loid

n. haploide, célula sexual que contiene en el cromosoma la mitad de las características somáticas de la especie.