Definition of Haploid

1. Noun. (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes.

Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics



2. Adjective. Of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes.
Exact synonyms: Haploidic, Monoploid
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Antonyms: Diploid, Polyploid

Definition of Haploid

1. Adjective. (cytology) Of a cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes, such as a gamete. ¹

2. Noun. A cell which is haploid; an organism, such as a fungus, with haploid cells. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haploid

1. a cell having only one set of chromosomes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Haploid

1. Describes a nucleus, cell or organism possessing a single set of unpaired chromosomes. Gametes are haploid. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Haploid

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1. An Introduction to Cytology by Lester Whyland Sharp (1921)
"fusion in the life cycle is (hat observed in the ascus, and thai this fusion is the real sexual act.] [(e) Fusion of two haploid ..."

2. A Textbook of General Embryology by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"we might say that the somatic or vegetative cells and the germ cells all have the haploid chromosome group. In fertilization the diploid group is formed, ..."

3. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"It is DIPLOID and contrasts with the haploid nuclei of the gametes. The nuclei resulting from the further division of the nucleus of the zygote are as a ..."

4. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1920)
"Whether it be haploid or diploid does not matter, but there has been no inducement to a haploid condition. It is a very much reduced stage. In (III. ..."

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