[ pol-ee-teen ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌtin /
a giant, cross-banded chromosome that results from multiple replication of its genetic material with the duplicated chromatin strands remaining closely associated.
CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Words nearby polytene chromosome
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020