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chromosome number

noun, Genetics.
the characteristic number of chromosomes contained in the cell nucleus of a given species.
Origin of chromosome number
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for chromosome number

chromosome number

the number of chromosomes present in each somatic cell, which is constant for any one species of plant or animal. In the reproductive cells this number is halved See also diploid (sense 1), haploid
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