- chromosomal instability syndrome,
- chromosomal map,
- chromosomal region,
- chromosomal syndrome,
- chromosomal trait,
- chromosome aberration,
- chromosome band,
- chromosome map,
- chromosome mapping,
- chromosome number
Origin of chromosome
Examples from the Web for chromosomes
Telomeres are the tips at the ends of our chromosomes that protect our DNA.
The radiation that damaged genes and chromosomes and tinier divisions also struck nerve cells.The Impossible Voyage Home|Floyd L. Wallace
It thus becomes possible to distinguish the sex of an embryo by counting the chromosomes of its cells.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
At the ripening period of the germ cell the members of each pair of chromosomes come together (fig. 49, e).
1889, from German Chromosom, coined 1888 by German anatomist Wilhelm von Waldeyer-Hartz (1836-1921), from Latinized form of Greek khroma "color" (see chroma) + -some (3)). So called because the structures contain a substance that stains readily with basic dyes.
The small bodies in the nucleus of a cell that carry the chemical “instructions” for reproduction of the cell. They consist of strands of DNA wrapped in a double helix around a core of proteins. Each species of plant or animal has a characteristic number of chromosomes. For human beings, for example, it is forty-six.