the chromosomes of a cell, usually displayed as a systematized arrangement of chromosome pairs in descending order of size.
- kar·y·o·typ·ic [kar-ee-uh-tip-ik], /ˌkær i əˈtɪp ɪk/, kar·y·o·typ·i·cal, adjective
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How to use karyotype in a sentence
In other words, the team engineered a new karyotype in a mammalian species that could be passed on through generations.Scientists Use CRISPR to Condense a Million Years of Evolution Into Mere Months | Shelly Fan | September 11, 2022 | Singularity Hub
The results, one simple line in karyotype notation, were clear.
British Dictionary definitions for karyotype
the appearance of the chromosomes in a somatic cell of an individual or species, with reference to their number, size, shape, etc
to determine the karyotype of (a cell)
- karyotypic (ˌkærɪəˈtɪpɪk) or karyotypical, adjective
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Scientific definitions for karyotype
An organized visual profile of the chromosomes in the nucleus of a body cell of an organism. Karyotypes are prepared using cells in the metaphase stage of cell division, when chromosomal strands have coiled together and duplicated, rendering them easily visible under a microscope after staining. Photomicrographs of the stained chromosomes are then arranged in a standard format according to size, the relative position of the centromere, and other criteria. The normal human karyotype consists of 46 chromosomes.
To prepare the karyotype of an organism.
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Cultural definitions for karyotype
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