autosome

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autosome au·to·some (ô'tə-sōm')
n.
A chromosome other than a sex chromosome, normally occurring in pairs in somatic cells and singly in gametes.


au'to·so'mal (-sō'məl) adj.
au'to·so'mal·ly adv.
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