trisomy

noun tri·so·my \ ˈtrī-ˌsō-mē \
Updated on: 12 Jan 2018

Definition of trisomy

plural trisomies
: the condition (as in Down syndrome) of having one or a few chromosomes triploid in an otherwise diploid set

trisomic

play \(ˌ)trī-ˈsō-mik\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of trisomy

tri- + 3-some + 2-y


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trisomy

noun tri·so·my \ ˈtrī-ˌsō-mē \

medical Definition of trisomy

plural trisomies
: the condition (as in Down syndrome) of having one or a few chromosomes triploid in an otherwise diploid set

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