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Haploid

  • Definition: The reduced, or n, number of chromosomes, typical of gametes, as opposed to the diploid, or 2n, number found in somatic cells. In certain groups, mature organisms may have a haploid number of chromosomes.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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