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Adjective: diploid  'dip,loyd
  1. (genetics) of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
    "diploid somatic cells"
Noun: diploid  'dip,loyd
  1. (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number

Derived forms: diploids

Type of: being, organism

Antonym: haploid, polyploid

Encyclopedia: Diploid