haploid (n) chromosome numbers were determined from cells in diakinesis, metaphase I, and metaphase II of meiosis.
Each of these divides again by mitosis (the chromosomes splitting lengthwise), the half or haploid number remaining.
Technically the tissue-cells are said to contain the diploid number of chromosomes, the gametes the reduced or haploid number.
The next stage is their separation to the haploid daughter-nuclei, which have resulted from the reduction process.
1908, from German haploid (1905), from Greek haplos "single."
haploid hap·loid (hāp'loid')
Having the same number of sets of chromosomes as a germ cell, or half the diploid number of a somatic cell. The haploid number (23 in humans) is the normal chromosome complement of germ cells. n.
A haploid organism or cell.