Answer: having one of each type of chromosome
Word Origin early 20th century: from Greek haploos 'single' + -oid.
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Haploid . Haploid is the quality of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes. Organisms that reproduce asexually are haploid . Sexually reproducing organisms are diploid (having two sets of chromosomes one from each parent). In humans only their egg and sperm cells are haploid .
Haploid definition is - having the gametic number of chromosomes typically including one of each pair of homologous chromosomes.
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haploid Having half the number of chromosomes present in a normal body cell. The germ cells the sperms and eggs (ova) are haploid so that on fusion the full number is made up. From the Greek haploeides single.
haploid : 2. Biology. pertaining to a single set of chromosomes.
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