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Definition of diploid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

diploid

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdɪplɔɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪplɔɪd//
 
(biology)
 
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(of a cell) containing two complete sets of chromosomes, one from each parent compare haploid Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek diplous ‘double’ + -oid.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: diploid