from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the serially aligned beadlike granules of concentrated chromatin that constitutes a chromosome during the early phases of cell division.
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- n. Any of a group of beadlike granules of chromatin that constitutes a chromosome during cell division
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In cytology, one of the minute chromatin granules which go to make a chromosome: same as an id of Weismann.
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