A haploid cell is a cell which contains half the amount of DNA of a diploid cell; in other words 23 chromosomes instead of the usual 46 chromosomes. These cells are the gametes (sex cells); the female egg and the male sperm. They contain half the amount of DNA because when the sperm enters the egg the DNA is combined to form a diploid cell.
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