autosome

[ aw-tuh-sohm ]
/ ˈɔ təˌsoʊm /

noun Genetics.

any chromosome other than a sex chromosome.

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Also called euchromosome.

Origin of autosome

First recorded in 1905–10; auto-1 + -some3

OTHER WORDS FROM autosome

au·to·so·mal, adjectiveau·to·so·mal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for autosome

autosome
/ (ˈɔːtəˌsəʊm) /

noun

any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome

Derived forms of autosome

autosomal, adjective
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Medical definitions for autosome

autosome
[ ôtə-sōm′ ]

n.

A chromosome other than a sex chromosome, normally occurring in pairs in somatic cells and singly in gametes.

Other words from autosome

au′to•somal (-sōməl) adj.au′to•somal•ly adv.
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