from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One of the serially aligned beadlike granules of concentrated chromatin that constitutes a chromosome during the early phases of cell division.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In cytology, one of the minute chromatin granules which go to make a chromosome: same as an id of Weismann.
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- noun genetics Any of a group of beadlike
granulesof chromatinthat constitutes a chromosomeduring cell division
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