Definition of triploidy in English:

triploidy

noun

Genetics
  • See triploid

    • ‘Although triploidy and haploidy of chromosomal regions in humans often cause viable or semiviable developmental defects, it is difficult to identify regions of the genome that are haplolethal.’
    • ‘Multiple gestation, gestational trophoblastic disease, triploidy, trisomy 21 syndrome, and hydrops fetalis have been associated with an increased incidence of hyperemesis gravidarum.’
    • ‘The first hypothesis assumes that triploidy is associated with the origin of parthenogenesis and that both diploid and tetraploid parthenogenetic forms are derived.’
    • ‘In humans, 10% of spontaneous miscarriages are due to triploidy, but triploids of fish and amphibians can grow to adults and some species are even fixed in the triploid state.’
    • ‘Before examining the transcript levels in triploid hybrids, the effects of triploidy per se need to be considered.’

Pronunciation

triploidy

/ˈtriˌploidē/