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chromatin vs. chromosome

[ kroh-muh-tin ]
/ ˈkroʊ mə tɪn /

noun
  1. the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus, consisting of DNA, RNA, and various proteins, that forms chromosomes during cell division.
[ kroh-muh-sohm ]
/ ˈkroʊ məˌsoʊm /

noun
  1. any of several threadlike bodies, consisting of chromatin, that carry the genes in a linear order: the human species has 23 pairs, designated 1 to 22 in order of decreasing size and X and Y for the female and male sex chromosomes respectively.

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