haploid definition

  • adjective:
    • Having the same range units of chromosomes as a germ cellular or one half as many as a somatic cell.
    • Having an individual collection of chromosomes.
    • Of a cell having a single collection of unpaired chromosomes, such as for example a gamete.
    • having half the sheer number of chromosomes ordinarily contained in somatic cells; having only one chromosome of each and every kind, therefore having only 1 complete pair of genetics; compared with diploid and polyploid. See additionally diploid.
    • of a cell or system having one group of chromosomes
  • noun:
    • An organism having haploid cells.
    • A cell which will be haploid; an organism, like a fungus, with haploid cells.
    • (genetics) an organism or cell having only 1 total pair of chromosomes

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