chromo nematic


noun, plural chromonemata [kroh-muh-nee-muh-tuh] . Genetics.
a chromosome thread that is relatively uncoiled at early prophase but assumes a spiral form at metaphase.

1920–25; chromo- + Greek nêma thread

chromonematic [kroh-muh-nuh-mat-ik, -nee-] , adjective Unabridged
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chromonema (ˌkrəʊməˈniːmə)
n , pl -mata
1.  the coiled mass of threads visible within a nucleus at the start of cell division
2.  a coiled chromatin thread within a single chromosome
[C20: from chromo- + Greek nēma thread, yarn]

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chromonema chro·mo·ne·ma (krō'mə-nē'mə)
n. pl. chro·mo·ne·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The coiled filament that extends the entire length of a chromosome and on which the genes are located.

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