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
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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