heterochromosome

heterochromosome

[het-er-uh-kroh-muh-sohm]
noun Genetics.

Origin:
1900–05; hetero- + chromosome

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heterochromosome (ˌhɛtərəʊˈkrəʊməˌsəʊm)
 
n
1.  an atypical chromosome, esp a sex chromosome
2.  a chromosome composed mainly of heterochromatin

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heterochromosome het·er·o·chro·mo·some (hět'ə-rō-krō'mə-sōm')
n.

  1. A chromosome composed primarily of heterochromatin.

  2. See allosome.

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