Definition of monoploid in US English:



  • less common term for haploid
    • ‘Numerous phenotypic characters have been associated with DNA C-values (DNA content of the chromosome complement) and with genome size (DNA content of the monoploid chromosome set) apart from the genetic effect.’
    • ‘As originally defined by Winkler, genome referred to a monoploid chromosome complement.’
    • ‘The original meaning of ‘genome’ by Winkler, who coined the term, applied to one monoploid chromosome set, and its use was restricted to this for half a century.’