- Human pathology

Home > B. Cellular pathology > haploid


Monday 17 October 2005

Definition: A single set of chromosomes (half the full set of genetic material), present in the egg and sperm cells of animals and in the egg and pollen cells of plants. Human beings have 23 chromosomes in their reproductive cells (22 autosomes and one gonosome).

See also

- diploid
- polyploid