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Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus: triploid somatic cells.
A triploid organism or cell.

trip′loi·dy n.


(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]


(ˈtrɪp lɔɪd)
1. having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.
2. a triploid cell or organism.
trip′loi•dy, n.
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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"
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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Among chromosomal disorders, triploidies are the most commonly observed chromosomal aberration at conception and its frequency may be as high as 1:100 (9).
Genomewide mapping of imprinted differentially methylated regions by DNA methylation profiling of human placentas from triploidies. Epigenetics Chromatin 4(1):10, PMID: 21749726,
[11, 14] Moreover, Prenatal BoBs[TM] has some limitations in the detection of polyploidies (triploidies and tetraploidies), [5, 9] which account for nearly 16% of abnormalities found by conventional karyotyping of POC.