from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus: triploid somatic cells.
- n. A triploid organism or cell.
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- adj. Having three sets of chromosomes
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a cell or organism having three complete sets of chromosomes
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The Tahiti or Persian lime you usually buy is a species that does not have seeds "because it is what we call a triploid," said Fred G. G.itter Jr., professor of citrus genetics and breeding at the
I'm guessing the triploid was a goliath when it escaped.
It may be triploid, that is, with 3 sets of chromosomes instead of the normal double set, and this would account for its barrenness.
In a swift maneuver at its hatcheries, Fish and Game has developed a rainbow trout over the past year that is not sexually viable, called a triploid, that will be stocked this spring and early summer at many lakes where trout plants could have otherwise been stopped.
For three decades, Supan has been developing new oysters by mixing up their chromosomes in a process known as triploid production.
A wide variety of fish were killed in the Mackle Park including a fish species park personnel added to the lake called triploid carp, snook, mangrove snapper and others.
An extra-large number of pen-raised "triploid" rainbow in the 1 - to 2-pound range were purchased from a private contractor and planted this spring in many area lakes to help make up for fish lost to the Bellingham Hatchery closure.
The bad is that the avidly-sought "triploid" rainbow of 1 to 2 pounds which the agency purchases from a private contractor is down substantially this year for two reasons.
(To prevent the spread of the non-native species, the Restoration Fund uses a "triploid" oyster incapable of reproducing.)
Here's a scoop for you, Deeter: for months now, I've been raising a triploid rainbow trout in a net pen, feeding it steroid-enhanced fish pellets.