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euchromatin

[yoo-kroh-muh-tin] /yuˈkroʊ mə tɪn/
noun, Genetics.
1.
the part of a chromosome that condenses maximally during metaphase and contains most of the genetically active material.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; eu- + chromatin
Related forms
euchromatic
[yoo-kruh-mat-ik] /ˌyu krəˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for euchromatin

euchromatin

/juːˈkrəʊmətɪn/
noun
1.
the part of a chromosome that constitutes the major genes and does not stain strongly with basic dyes when the cell is not dividing Compare heterochromatin
Derived Forms
euchromatic (ˌjuːkrəʊˈmætɪk) adjective
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euchromatin in Medicine

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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