euchromatic

euchromatin

[yoo-kroh-muh-tin]
noun Genetics.
the part of a chromosome that condenses maximally during metaphase and contains most of the genetically active material.

Origin:
1930–35; eu- + chromatin

euchromatic [yoo-kruh-mat-ik] , adjective
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euchromatin (juːˈkrəʊmətɪn)
 
n
Compare heterochromatin the part of a chromosome that constitutes the major genes and does not stain strongly with basic dyes when the cell is not dividing
 
euchromatic
 
adj

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euchromatin eu·chro·ma·tin (yōō-krō'mə-tĭn)
n.
Chromasomal material that consists of uncoiled dispersed threads during interphase, is genetically active, and stains lightly with basic dyes.

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