- any chromosome other than a sex chromosome.
Origin of autosome
Also called euchromosome.
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- any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome
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Word Origin and History for autosome
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- A chromosome other than a sex chromosome, normally occurring in pairs in somatic cells and singly in gametes.
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