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Denoting the number of chromosomes in sperm or ova, which is half the number in somatic (diploid) cells; the haploid number in normal human beings is 23.
[G. haplos, simple, + eidos, appearance]
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Having a single set of chromosomes; haploid.
A monoploid cell or organism.
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monoploidadjective Characterised by a single set of chromosomes.
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monoploidan organism or cell in which there is one set of chromosomes instead of the normal two.
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