from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or characterized by different colors; varicolored.
- adj. Consisting of different wavelengths or frequencies.
- adj. Of or relating to heterochromatin.
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- adj. Having more than one colour
- adj. Of light, having more than one wavelength
- adj. Of, or relating to heterochromatin
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing or consisting of more than one color: opposed to monochromatic
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It's a straightforward style, not overly or unnecessarily florid, but not one easily mimicked—Hollywood screenwriters are largely responsible for the tanks of irritable, flesh-hungry sharks and villains with eyes patched, deformed or heterochromatic.
In addition, fixed cytogenetic differences include a centromeric shift, heterochromatic differences on autosomal pairs 16, and the number of nucleolar organizer regions.
Establishment and maintenance of a heterochromatic domain.
In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe51,52, and later on in Drosophila and vertebrates, it was found that similar processes keep heterochromatic regions condensed and transcriptionally suppressed.
Regulation of heterochromatic silencing and histone H3 lysine-9 methylation by RNAi.
In this instance it is known that a heterochromatic segment in each of the two chromosomes of the otophora set contributes to these linear amplifications (26, 27).
The main differences among them to be considered here relate to distributions of conspicuous heterochromatic blocks in the chromosomes of each species.
The other placed heterochromatic segments at new locations within the chromosomes of the set.
It would also fit in with the findings (Muller, 1935) that the heterochromatic regions tend to have especially strong, extensive, and distinctive kinds of position effects, effects varying in degree with the total amount of heterochromatin present in a cell, as well as with vacillating embryological factors.
Prokofyeva, Gershenson, and others, it was found that there are distinctive, largely locally determined regions of the chromosomes, usually most markedly developed near the centromeres, which we at first called "inactive" but which are now usually referred to as "heterochromatic".