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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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