chromatid

chromatid

[kroh-muh-tid]
noun Genetics.
one of two identical chromosomal strands into which a chromosome splits longitudinally preparatory to cell division.

Origin:
1895–1900; chromat- + -id3

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chromatid (ˈkrəʊmətɪd)
 
n
either of the two strands into which a chromosome divides during mitosis. They separate to form daughter chromosomes at anaphase

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chromatid
1900, from chromatin + -id.
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chromatid chro·ma·tid (krō'mə-tĭd)
n.
Either of the two daughter strands of a duplicated chromosome that are joined by a single centromere and separate during cell division to become individual chromosomes.

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chromatid  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (krō'mə-tĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Either of the two strands formed when a chromosome duplicates itself as part of the early stages of cell division. The chromatids are joined together by a single centromere and later separate to become individual chromosomes. See more at meiosis, mitosis.

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