- an abnormality characterized by the presence of an additional chromosome to the normal diploid number.
Origin of trisomy
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In the eyes of many medical professionals, a child with Trisomy 18 is doomed.
Most prominent in all of the literature: Trisomy 18 is often fatal.
When we are able to pause for a time, Jeff and I read about Trisomy 18.
- the condition of having one chromosome of the set represented three times in an otherwise diploid organism, cell, etc. Trisomy of chromosome 21 results in Down's syndrome
C20: from tri- + (chromo) som (e) + -y ³
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Word Origin and History for trisomy
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- The condition of having three copies of a given chromosome or chromosome segment in each somatic cell rather than the normal number of two.
- The condition of having three copies of a given chromosome in each body cell rather than the normal number of two.
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