Definition of Triploid

1. Adjective. Of a cell or organism having three complete sets of chromosomes. "Human triploid fetuses are usually spontaneously aborted"

Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
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Definition of Triploid

1. Adjective. (genetics) Having three sets of chromosomes ¹

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Definition of Triploid

1. a cell having a chromosome number that is three times the basic number [n -S]

Medical Definition of Triploid

1. Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triploid

triplicities
triplicity
triplicostate
triplied
triplies
triplike
tripline
triplines
tripling
triplings
triplite
triplites
triploblastic
triploblasty
triplodies
triploid (current term)
triploidies
triploidite
triploids
triploidy
triplon
triplopia
triply
triplying
tripmadam
tripmate
tripmates
tripod
tripod fracture
tripod position

Literary usage of Triploid

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1. Performance Standards for Safely Conducting Research with Genetically edited by Walter A. Hill (1998)
"Steroidogenesis and Reproductive Behavior triploid males of some fish species ... Despite abnormal gonad development, triploid rainbow trout exhibit normal ..."

2. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"In addition, some of the unisexual species are triploid clones, each individual ... Two steps of hybridization were involved in the origin of the triploid ..."

3. Aquacultural Genetics and Breeding: National Research Priorities by Graham A E Gall (1997)
"Other notable examples of valuable triploid animals include triploid oysters which have desirable meat quality year-round and triploid catfish which have a ..."

4. The Physical Basis of Heredity by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1919)
"A triploid condition (3JV) has been found to occur in certain types of the evening ... the father, that triploid types appear three times in 1000 cases. ..."

5. Warmwater Fisheries: Symposium I (1991) edited by James L. Cooper, R. H. Hamre (1999)
"Within the unlined portion of the canal, the triploid grass carp ... Electrofishing CPE of triploid grass carp in the Coachella Canal, 1986-1989, by reach. ..."

6. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1918)
"These nuclei fuse with each other and with the male pronucleus, giving rise to a cleavage nucleus which contains a triploid amount of chromatin. 2. ..."

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