polysomy

[ pŏlē-sō′mē ]

n.

The state of a cell nucleus in which a specific chromosome is represented more than twice.

Nearby words

  1. polysome,
  2. polysomia,
  3. polysomic,
  4. polysomnogram,
  5. polysomnography,
  6. polysorbate,
  7. polyspermia,
  8. polyspermy,
  9. polystichia,
  10. polystichous


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