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Medical Term:

haploid

Pronunciation: hap'loyd

Definition: Denoting the number of chromosomes in sperm or ova, which is half the number in somatic (diploid) cells; the haploid number in normal human beings is 23.

Synonym(s): monoploid

[G. haplos, simple, + eidos, appearance]

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