heterochromosome

[ het-er-uh-kroh-muh-sohm ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈkroʊ məˌsoʊm /

noun Genetics.

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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Medicine definitions for heterochromosome

heterochromosome

[ hĕt′ə-rō-krōmə-sōm′ ]

n.

A chromosome composed primarily of heterochromatin.
allosome
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