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triploid

 [trip´loid]
having triple the haploid number of chromosomes (3n).

trip·loid

(trip'loyd),
Pertaining to or characteristic of triploidy.
[tri- + -ploid]

triploid

(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.

trip·loid

(trip'loyd)
Pertaining to or characteristic of triploidy.

triploid

Having three HAPLOID sets of chromosomes in each nucleus. The normal state of a body cell is DIPLOID.

triploid

  1. having three times the HAPLOID (1) number of chromosomes.
  2. an individual of this type. see TETRAPLOID.