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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

/trip·loid/ (trip´loid) having triple the haploid number of chromosomes (3n).

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.

triploid (3n)

[trip′loid]
Etymology: L, triplus + eidos
1 n, an individual, organism, strain, or cell that has three complete sets of chromosomes, triple the haploid number characteristic of the species. In humans the triploid number is 69. It is found in rare cases of aborted or stillborn fetuses. Of triploid fetuses born alive, all are characterized by gross and multiple malformations; they live for only a few hours.
2 adj, also triploidic, pertaining to such an individual, organism, strain, or cell. Compare diploid, haploid, tetraploid. See also polyploid. triploidy, 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.

triploid

having triple the haploid number of chromosomes (3n).

triploid lower jaw deformity
defect of Atlantic salmon comprising a short, curved lower jaw with misaligned symphyses in the jaw. Cause uncertain, possibly genetic.