from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.
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- n. Any chromosome other than sex chromosomes.
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- n. any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in spermatozoa
From auto- + Ancient Greek σῶμα. (Wiktionary)