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See also: diploïd
diploid (not comparable)
- (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.
- (cytology) Of an organism, having diploid cells.
- (crystallography) Of a certain symmetry class with 24 congruent irregular quadrilateral faces.
of a cell, having a pair of each type of chromosome
diploid (plural diploids)