Haploid is one-half of the total number of chromosomes in a gamete. A full set of chromosomes is called Diploid. In humans, the egg and sperm each have a set of 23 chromosomes. Therefore each is haploid. When they come together to form a fertilized egg, the total set of chromosomes is then 46 and is diploid.

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Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.