C-banding stain

n.

A selective chromosome stain in which Giemsa stain is used to stain heterochromatic regions close to the centromeres except for the Y-chromosome, which shows a light diffuse stain throughout.centromere banding stain

Nearby words

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  2. cruciate ligament of knee,
  3. cruciate muscle,
  4. crucible,
  5. crucible steel,
  6. cruciferous,
  7. crucificial,
  8. crucifix,
  9. crucifixion,
  10. crucifixion thorn


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