from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the same number of sets of chromosomes as a germ cell or half as many as a somatic cell.
- adj. Having a single set of chromosomes.
- n. An organism having haploid cells.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes, such as a gamete.
- n. A cell which is haploid; an organism, such as a fungus, with haploid cells.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having half the number of chromosomes normally present in somatic cells; having only one chromosome of each type, and therefore having only one complete set of genes; Contrasted with
diploidand polyploid. See also diploid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes
- n. (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
From Greek haplous, single; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots + -oid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
haplo- + -oid (Wiktionary)