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diploid

 [dip´loid]
1. having a pair of each chromosome characteristic of a species (2n or, in man, 46).
2. a diploid individual or cell.
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dip·loid

(dip'loyd),
Denoting the state of a cell containing two haploid sets derived from the father and from the mother respectively; the normal chromosome complement of somatic cells (in humans, 46 chromosomes).
[diplo- + G. eidos resemblance]
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diploid

(dĭp′loid′)
adj.
1. Double or twofold.
2. Genetics Having a pair of each type of chromosome, so that the basic chromosome number is doubled: diploid somatic cells.
n. Genetics
A cell, organism, or group of organisms having a diploid number of chromosomes.
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diploid

adjective Referring to diploidy, see there. noun Having 2 haploid sets of chromosomes, one from an egg, one from sperm
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dip·loid

(dip'loyd)
Denoting the state of a cell containing two haploid sets derived from the father and from the mother respectively; the normal chromosome complement of somatic cells (in humans, 46 chromosomes).
[diplo- + G. eidos resemblance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

diploid

Having an identical (homologous) pair of chromosomes for each characteristic except sex. This is the normal state of most body cells. Eggs and sperms, however, have only a single set of half the number of chromosomes, and are said to be haploid. Red blood cells have no chromosomes.
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diploid

  1. (of a cell nucleus) containing two of each type of chromosome in homologous pairs and formed as a result of sexual reproduction.
  2. an organism in which the main life stage has cell nuclei with two of each type of chromosome, written as 2n. Diploid stages occur in all EUKARYOTES apart from certain fungi, and allow a greater degree of genetic variability in individuals than the HAPLOID (2) state (n).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005