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diploid number

Syllabification: dip·loid num·ber

Definition of diploid number in English:

noun

Genetics
The number of chromosomes present in the body cells of a diploid organism.
Example sentences
  • For chromosomal non-disjunction, the scoring was restricted to binucleated cells having the diploid number for the chromosomes analysed (two spots for each of the two probes).
  • The two meiotic cell divisions reduce the diploid number of chromosomes in the precursor cells to the haploid number in the gametes.
  • In this family a wide range of chromosome diploid numbers is observed and, moreover, an extensive chromosome and karyotype polymorphism in some species has been described.

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