Diploid

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Medical Definition of Diploid

Diploid: The number of chromosomes in most cells of the body. The diploid in humans is 46, which is twice the haploid number of 23 chromosomes contained in human eggs (ova) and sperm.


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Reviewed on 7/1/2016

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