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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The spirally coiled central filament of a chromatid along which the chromomeres are aligned.

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  • n. The coiled central filament of a chromatid upon which the chromomeres lie

Etymologies

chromo(some) + Greek nēma, thread; see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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