triploidy

triploid

[trip-loid] Biology.
adjective
1.
having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.
noun
2.
a triploid cell or organism.

Origin:
1910–15; tri- + -ploid

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

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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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