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  • the chromosome set with only one member of each chromosome pair
    Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
  • single or reduced number of chromosomes in mature germ cells (gametes), or in the gametophyte generation of plants, in contrast to the diploid number; same as monoploid
    Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby