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[trip-loid] /ˈtrɪp lɔɪd/ Biology
adjective
1.
having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.
noun
2.
a triploid cell or organism.
Origin of triploid
1910-1915
1910-15; tri- + -ploid
Related forms
triploidy, noun
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Examples from the web for triploid
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for triploid

triploid

/ˈtrɪplɔɪd/
adjective
1.
having or relating to three times the haploid number of chromosomes: a triploid organism
noun
2.
a triploid organism
Word Origin
C19: from Greek tripl(oos) triple + (hapl)oid
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triploid in Medicine

triploid trip·loid (trĭp'loid')
adj.
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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