Biology Prefixes and Suffixes: haplo-
The prefix (haplo-) means single or simple. It is derived from the Greek haplous, which means single, simple, sound or uncompounded.
Haplobiont (haplo-biont) - organisms, such as plants, that exist as either haploid or diploid forms and do not have a life cycle that alternates between a haploid stage and a diploid stage (alternation of generations).
Haplodiploidy (haplo-diploidy) - a type of asexual reproduction, known as arrhenotokous parthenogenesis, in which an unfertilized egg develops into a haploid male and a fertilized egg develops into a diploid female. Haplodiploidy occurs in insects such as bees, wasps and ants.
Haploid (haplo-id) - refers to a cell with a single set of chromosomes.
Haplography (haplo-graphy) - the unintentional omission in the recording or writing of one or more similar letters.
Haplogroup (haplo-group) - a population of individuals that are genetically linked sharing similar genes inherited from a common ancestor.
Haplont (haplo-nt) - organisms, such as fungi and plants, that have a life cycle that alternates between a haploid stage and a diploid stage (alternation of generations).
Haplophase (haplo-phase) - the haploid phase in the life cycle of an organism.
Haplopia (haplo-pia) - a type of vision, known as single vision, where objects viewed with two eyes appear as single objects. This is considered normal vision.
Haploscope (haplo-scope) - an instrument used to test binocular vision by presenting separate views to each eye so that they may be seen as a single integrated view.
Haplosis (haplo-sis) - the halving of the chromosome number during meiosis that produces haploid cells (cells with a single set of chromosomes).
Haplotype (haplo-type) - a combination of genes or alleles that are inherited together from a single parent.