1. Genetics. one of the beadlike granules arranged in a linear series in a chromonema.
  2. Anatomy. the central, granular part of a blood platelet.
Compare hyalomere.

Origin of chromomere

First recorded in 1895–1900; chromo- + -mere
Related formschro·mo·mer·ic [kroh-muh-mer-ik, -meer-] /ˌkroʊ məˈmɛr ɪk, -ˈmɪər-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for chromomere


  1. cytology any of the dense areas of chromatin along the length of a chromosome during the early stages of cell division
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chromomere in Medicine


  1. A condensed segment of a chromonema.
  2. granulomere
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