heterochromosome

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

noun Genetics.


Nearby words

  1. heterochromatic,
  2. heterochromatin,
  3. heterochrome,
  4. heterochromia,
  5. heterochromic uveitis,
  6. heterochromous,
  7. heterochronia,
  8. heterochrony,
  9. heterochthonous,
  10. heterocladic anastomosis

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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