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

 

haploid

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈhæplɔɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæplɔɪd//
 
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(of a cell) containing the set of chromosomes from one parent only compare diploid Word Origin early 20th cent.: from Greek haploos ‘single’ + -oid.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: haploid