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autosome

[aw-tuh-sohm] /ˈɔ təˌsoʊm/
noun, Genetics.
1.
any chromosome other than a sex chromosome.
Also called euchromosome.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; auto-1 + -some3
Related forms
autosomal, adjective
autosomally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for autosomes

autosome

/ˈɔːtəˌsəʊm/
noun
1.
any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome
Derived Forms
autosomal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for autosomes

autosome

n.

coined 1906 by U.S. cytologist T.H. Montgomery (1873-1912), from auto- + -some (3)). Related: Autosomal.

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autosomes in Medicine

autosome au·to·some (ô'tə-sōm')
n.
A chromosome other than a sex chromosome, normally occurring in pairs in somatic cells and singly in gametes.


au'to·so'mal (-sō'məl) adj.
au'to·so'mal·ly adv.
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