triploid

adjective
trip·​loid | \ ˈtri-ˌplȯid How to pronounce triploid (audio) \

Definition of triploid

: having or being a chromosome number three times the monoploid number

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Other Words from triploid

triploid noun
triploidy \ ˈtri-​ˌplȯi-​dē How to pronounce triploidy (audio) \ noun

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Triploid chromosomes can replicate for normal growth, but can’t make sperm or eggs3. Nick Stockton, WIRED, "In a First, the FDA Clears Genetically Modified Salmon for Eating—It Just Took 20 Years," 20 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of triploid

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triploid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin triplus triple

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The first known use of triploid was in 1911

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triploid

adjective
trip·​loid | \ ˈtrip-ˌlȯid How to pronounce triploid (audio) \

Medical Definition of triploid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having or being a chromosome number three times the monoploid number

Other Words from triploid

triploidy \ -​ˌlȯid-​ē How to pronounce triploidy (audio) \ noun, plural triploidies

triploid

noun

Medical Definition of triploid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a triploid individual

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