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trip·loid

 (trĭp′loid′)
adj.
Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus: triploid somatic cells.
n.
A triploid organism or cell.

trip′loi·dy n.
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triploid

(ˈtrɪplɔɪd)
adj
(Biology) having or relating to three times the haploid number of chromosomes: a triploid organism.
n
(Biology) a triploid organism
[C19: from Greek tripl(oos) triple + (hapl)oid]
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trip•loid

(ˈtrɪp lɔɪd)
adj.
1. having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.
n.
2. a triploid cell or organism.
[1910–15]
trip′loi•dy, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.triploid - of a cell or organism having three complete sets of chromosomes; "human triploid fetuses are usually spontaneously aborted"
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
polyploid - of a cell or organism having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes; "a polyploid cell"; "a polyploid species"
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