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  • individual or cell having two complete sets of chromosomes
    Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
  • double number of chromosomes found in the sporophyte generation of plants and in the body cells of animals, as contrasted with the single (monoploid) number in germ cells; contrast to monoploid, haploid
    Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby