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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The formation during fertilization of the diploid number of chromosomes by the fusion of the nuclei of two haploid gametes.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin diplōsis, from Greek, a doubling, from diploun, to double, from diplous, double; see diplo-.

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