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A gamete is the reproductive cell of an organism, egg or sperm.  If the organism is diploid it has two sets of chromosomes.  One set is from the mother and one from the father. In order to pass genetic information from one generation to the next organisms create gametes through a special cell division called meiosis which contain only one set of chromosomes.  When the organisms reproduce they receive one set of chromosomes from the gamete of the mother and one from the gamete of the father.  Haploid indicates that the cells only have one set of chromosomes.
answered Apr 2, 2012 by mshelton Level 3 User (8,500 points)
Gamete = sex cell
Sex cell = sperm OR egg
haploid = cell without homologous pairs of chromosomes.
answered Apr 3, 2012 by King of Cards Level 2 User (2,940 points)

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