Pronunciation: (dip'loid), [key]
1. double; twofold.
2. Biol.having two similar complements of chromosomes.
1. Biol.an organism or cell having double the basic haploid number of chromosomes.
2. Crystall.a solid belonging to the isometric system and having 24 trapezoidal planes.
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