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DIPLOID

 Dictionary entry overview: What does diploid mean? 

DIPLOID (noun)
  The noun DIPLOID has 1 sense:

1. (genetics) an organism or cell having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number

  Familiarity information: DIPLOID used as a noun is very rare.


DIPLOID (adjective)
  The adjective DIPLOID has 1 sense:

1. of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number

  Familiarity information: DIPLOID used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIPLOID (noun)


Sense 1diploid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(genetics) an organism or cell having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("diploid" is a kind of...):

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Domain category:

genetic science; genetics (the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms)


DIPLOID (adjective)


Sense 1diploid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number

Context example:

diploid somatic cells

Domain category:

genetic science; genetics (the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms)

Antonym:

haploid (of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes)

polyploid (of a cell or organism having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes)


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