Definition of haplodiploid in English:

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haplodiploid

Pronunciation: /ˌhaplōˈdiploid/

adjective

Biology
Denoting or possessing a genetic system in which females develop from fertilized (diploid) eggs and males from unfertilized (haploid) ones.
Example sentences
  • Easypop can simulate haploid, diploid, or haplodiploid organisms.
  • However, results for X-linked loci are also generally applicable to any haplodiploid genetic system.
  • The most common mode of haplodiploid reproduction is arrhenotoky where males develop from unfertilized haploid eggs and females from fertilized diploid eggs.

Derivatives

haplodiploidy

noun

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Syllabification: hap·lo·dip·loid

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