[ kroh-muh-tid ]
/ ˈkroʊ mə tɪd /
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one of two identical chromosomal strands into which a chromosome splits longitudinally preparatory to cell division.
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British Dictionary definitions for chromatid
/ (ˈkrəʊmətɪd) /
either of the two strands into which a chromosome divides during mitosis. They separate to form daughter chromosomes at anaphase
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Medical definitions for chromatid
[ krō′mə-tĭd ]
Either of the two daughter strands of a duplicated chromosome that are joined by a single centromere and separate during cell division to become individual chromosomes.
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Scientific definitions for chromatid
[ krō′mə-tĭd ]
Either of the two strands formed when a chromosome duplicates itself as part of the early stages of cell division. The chromatids are joined together by a single centromere and later separate to become individual chromosomes. See more at meiosis mitosis.
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