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Definitions

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  • n. A sex chromosome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chromosome that forms the distinctive characteristic between the male-producing and female-producing spermatozoa in certain insects (Hemiptera and Coleoptera). The idiochromosomes, which areusually smaller in the male-producing than in the female-producing forms, are supposed to be definitely correlated with the sexual characters.

Etymologies

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From idio- + chromosome.

Examples

  • Montgomery the 'hetero-chromosome,' while the names 'heterotropic chromosome' and idiochromosome have also been used.

    Hormones and Heredity

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