Homologous chromosome

Main Entry:  homologous chromosome
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  one of a pair of chromosomes that match up at meiosis and are identical in morphology and arrangement; a chromosome with the same gene sequence as another, each derived from one parent
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homologous chromosome n.
Either member of a single pair of chromosomes.

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