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Definition of Haploid

Haploid: A set of chromosomes that contains only one member of each chromosome pair. The sperm and egg are haploid and, in humans, each has 23 chromosomes.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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