chromomere

[ kroh-muh-meer ]
/ ˈkroʊ məˌmɪər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. chromogenesis,
  2. chromogenic,
  3. chromolithograph,
  4. chromolithography,
  5. chromolysis,
  6. chromomycosis,
  7. chromonema,
  8. chromophil,
  9. chromophil adenoma,
  10. chromophile

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chromomere

chromomere

/ (ˈkrəʊməˌmɪə) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for chromomere

chromomere

[ krōmə-mîr′ ]

n.

A condensed segment of a chromonema.
granulomere

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