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heterochromosome

[ het-er-uh-kroh-muh-sohm ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈkroʊ məˌsoʊm /
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noun Genetics.
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Origin of heterochromosome

First recorded in 1900–05; hetero- + chromosome
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British Dictionary definitions for heterochromosome

heterochromosome
/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈkrəʊməˌsəʊm) /

noun
an atypical chromosome, esp a sex chromosome
a chromosome composed mainly of heterochromatin
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Medical definitions for heterochromosome

heterochromosome
[ hĕt′ə-rō-krōmə-sōm′ ]

n.
A chromosome composed primarily of heterochromatin.
allosome
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