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chromosome number

noun, Genetics.
the characteristic number of chromosomes contained in the cell nucleus of a given species.
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  • Two related frog species differ by chromosome number, which deepened one species's calls and tells the females who's who.
  • Note that you can directly link to maps of other chromosomes by simply clicking on a chromosome number.
British Dictionary definitions for chromosome number

chromosome number

the number of chromosomes present in each somatic cell, which is constant for any one species of plant or animal. In the reproductive cells this number is halved See also diploid (sense 1), haploid
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