Adjective "haploid" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a cell or nucleus) having a single set of unpaired chromosomes.
  1. 'The number of linkage groups resolved agrees well with the cytologically determined haploid chromosome number of 21.'
  2. 'Two of them are seen in a single haploid nucleus.'
  3. 'in mosses, the conspicuous leafy structures are haploid'
  4. 'They differ from the ‘green algae’ in that the young sporophyte - or diploid plant - begins its development within the tissues of its parent gametophyte - or haploid plant.'
  5. 'Most of the remaining plants regenerated are sterile haploid plants while a few partially sterile plants could be polyploid or aneuploid.'


A haploid organism or cell.
  1. 'This is likely to be the null phenotype for pob3 mutants since we observed a similar accumulation of cells after germination of haploids carrying a deletion of POB3.'
  2. 'First, tetraploids continue to bud in stationary phase, whereas haploids arrest as unbudded cells.'


1. single; simple.

2. Biology. pertaining to a single set of chromosomes. noun

3. Biology. an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes, ordinarily half the normal diploid number.

More examples(as adjective)

"gametes can be haploid."

"stages can be haploid."

"genomes can be haploid."

"states can be haploid."

"plants can be haploid."

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Early 20th century: from Greek haploos ‘single’ + -oid.