[trip-loid] Biology.
having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.
a triploid cell or organism.

1910–15; tri- + -ploid

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triploid (ˈtrɪplɔɪd)
1.  having or relating to three times the haploid number of chromosomes: a triploid organism
2.  a triploid organism
[C19: from Greek tripl(oos) triple + (hapl)oid]

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triploid trip·loid (trĭp'loid')
Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus. n.
A triploid organism or cell.

trip'loi·dy n.
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Example sentences
But he says his fish could also be made triploid if necessary.
He says, though, that his fish could also be made triploid if necessary.
Triploid production is common not only with fish, but also in many other foods found in our grocery stores.
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