[ aw-tuh-sohm ]
/ ˈɔ təˌsoʊm /
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any chromosome other than a sex chromosome.
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Also called euchromosome.
OTHER WORDS FROM autosomeau·to·so·mal [aw-tuh-soh-muhl] /ˌɔ təˈsoʊ məl/ adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autosome
/ (ˈɔːtəˌsəʊm) /
any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome
Derived forms of autosomeautosomal, adjective
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Medical definitions for autosome
[ ô′tə-sōm′ ]
A chromosome other than a sex chromosome, normally occurring in pairs in somatic cells and singly in gametes.
Other words from autosomeau′to•so′mal (-sō′məl) adj.au′to•so′mal•ly adv.
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