- an abnormality characterized by the presence of an additional chromosome to the normal diploid number.
Origin of trisomy
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- 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
Word Origin for trisomy
C20: from tri- + (chromo) som (e) + -y ³
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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.
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- 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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