Definition of Chromosome. Meaning of Chromosome. Synonyms of Chromosome

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Definition of Chromosome

Chromosome
Chromosome Chro"mo*some`, n. [Gr. ? color + ? the body.] (Biol.) One of the minute bodies into which the chromatin of the nucleus is resolved during mitotic cell division; the idant of Weismann.

Meaning of Chromosome from wikipedia

- A chromosome (/ˈkroʊməˌsoʊm, -ˌzoʊm/; from Ancient Gr****: χρωμόσωμα, chromosoma, chroma means colour, soma means body) is a DNA molecule with part or all...
- A chromosome abnormality, disorder, anomaly, aberration, or mutation is a missing, extra, or irregular portion of chromosomal DNA. It can be from an atypical...
- A couple of homologous chromosomes, or homologs, are a set of one maternal and one paternal chromosome that pair up with each other inside a cell during...
- The Philadelphia chromosome or Philadelphia translocation (Ph) is a specific genetic abnormality in chromosome 22 of leukemia cancer cells (particularly...
- number and appearance of chromosomes in the nucleus of an eukaryotic cell. The term is also used for the complete set of chromosomes in a species or in an...
- The X chromosome is one of the two ****-determining chromosomes (allosomes) in many organisms, including mammals (the other is the Y chromosome), and is...
- Lampbrush chromosomes are a special form of chromosome found in the growing oocytes (immature eggs) of most animals, except mammals. They were first described...
- Chromosome 2 is one of the 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans. People normally have two copies of this chromosome. Chromosome 2 is the second-largest human...
- The Y chromosome is one of two **** chromosomes (allosomes) in mammals, including humans, and many other animals. The other is the X chromosome. Y is the...
- by which one of the copies of the X chromosome present in female mammals is inactivated. The inactive X chromosome is silenced by it being packaged in...
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