chromomere

chromomere

[kroh-muh-meer]
noun
1.
Genetics. one of the beadlike granules arranged in a linear series in a chromonema.
2.
Anatomy. the central, granular part of a blood platelet.
Compare hyalomere.


Origin:
1895–1900; chromo- + -mere

chromomeric [kroh-muh-mer-ik, -meer-] , adjective
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chromomere (ˈkrəʊməˌmɪə)
 
n
cytology any of the dense areas of chromatin along the length of a chromosome during the early stages of cell division

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chromomere chro·mo·mere (krō'mə-mēr')
n.

  1. A condensed segment of a chromonema.

  2. See granulomere.

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