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- The status of having two complete sets of chromosome s, most commonly one set of paternal origin and the other of maternal origin. Somatic tissues of higher plants and animals are ordinarily diploid in chromosome constitution, in contrast with the haploid gametes.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization - Cite This Source - This Definition
- contained use, Diploid cell, haploid, Haploid cell, heteroploid, heteropyknosis, nullisomy, paternal, ploidy, tetrasomic, trisomy
- The number of chromosomes in most cells except the gametes. In humans, the diploid number is 46. See also cell, chromosome, genome, haploid
National Human Genome Research Institute - Cite This Source - This Definition
- A full set of genetic material consisting of paired chromosomes, one from each parental set. Most animal cells except the gametes have a diploid set of chromosomes. The diploid human genome has 46 chromosomes. See also: haploid
Human Genome Project - Cite This Source - This Definition
- Gamete, Germ cell, haploid, Pronucleus
- Refers to the full complement of chromosomes in a somatic cell, distinct for each species (forty-six in human beings).
The President's Council on Bioethics - Cite This Source - This Definition
- A cell or tissue having two chromosome sets, as opposed to the haploid situation of gametes, which have only one chromosome set.
DHHS - Cite This Source - This Definition
- aneuploid, Autosome, Diploid human cell, haploid, Karyotype, metaphase, Mitosis, X inactivation, Y-chromosome