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  • (cytology) Of a cell, having a pair of each type of chromosome, one of the pair is derived from the ovum and the other from the spermatozoon. Most somatic cells of higher organisms are diploid.
  • A cell which is diploid; an organism with diploid cells.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dip"loid (?), n. [Gr. &?; twofold + -oid.] (Crystallog.) A solid bounded by twenty- four similar quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the hexoctahedron.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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