noun Cell Biology.
Examples from the Web for chromatin
During the resting stage this chromatin material may have the form of a thread, or may form a network of fibres (see Fig. 27).The Story of the Living Machine|H. W. Conn
The nucleus soon enlarges (fig. 80) and a large dense body (n) appears which stains like chromatin with various staining media.Studies in Spermatogenesis|Nettie Maria Stevens
A brief account of a chromatin element resembling the accessory chromosome in Sagitta has been added for comparison.Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2)|Nettie Maria Stevens
Half the chromatin material passes into each of the two cells formed.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
The nucleus is large and ellipsoidal, with characteristic longitudinal markings of chromatin.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole|Gary N. Calkins
British Dictionary definitions for chromatin
Word Origin and History for chromatin
protoplasm in cell nuclei, 1882, from German, coined 1879 by German anatomist Walther Flemming (1843-1905), from Latinized form of Greek khromat-, the correct combinational form of khroma "color" (see chroma) + chemical suffix -in (2). Related: Chromatid. Cf. chromosome.