Meaning of haploid

hap•loid

Pronunciation: (hap'loid), [key]
— adj.
  1. single; simple.
  2. pertaining to a single set of chromosomes.
—n.
  1. an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes, ordinarily half the normal diploid number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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