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haploid

adjective uk   /ˈhæp.lɔɪd/ us  
having a single set of chromosomes (= structures containing chemical patterns that control what a plant or animal is like) that comes from one parent only: a haploid cell Sex cells such as eggs and sperm are haploid.
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