monosomic

monosomic

[mon-uh-soh-mik]
adjective Genetics.
having one less than the usual diploid number of chromosomes.

Origin:
1925–30; monosome + -ic

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monosome (ˈmɒnəˌsəʊm)
 
n
an unpaired chromosome, esp an X-chromosome in an otherwise diploid cell
 
monosomic
 
adj

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