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Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus: triploid somatic cells.
A triploid organism or cell.
(Biology) having or relating to three times the haploid number of chromosomes: a triploid organism.
(Biology) a triploid organism
[C19: from Greek tripl(oos) triple + (hapl)oid]
1. having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.n.
2. a triploid cell or organism.
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|Adj.||1.||triploid - of a cell or organism having three complete sets of chromosomes; "human triploid fetuses are usually spontaneously aborted"|
polyploid - of a cell or organism having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes; "a polyploid cell"; "a polyploid species"