chromosome band

noun

any of the transverse bands that appear on a chromosome after staining. The banding pattern is unique to each type of chromosome, allowing characterization

Nearby words

  1. chromosomal region,
  2. chromosomal syndrome,
  3. chromosomal trait,
  4. chromosome,
  5. chromosome aberration,
  6. chromosome map,
  7. chromosome mapping,
  8. chromosome number,
  9. chromosomes,
  10. chromosphere

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Medicine definitions for chromosome band

chromosome band

n.

An area across the width of a chromosome that stains darkly or in a contrasting manner.

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