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diploid (not comparable)

  1. (cytology) Of a cell, having a pair of each type of chromosome, one of the pair being derived from the ovum and the other from the spermatozoon. Most somatic cells of higher organisms are diploid.
  2. (crystallography) Of a certain symmetry class with 24 congruent irregular quadrilateral faces.

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diploid (plural diploids)

  1. A cell which is diploid.
  2. An organism with diploid cells.