from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large chromosome found especially in the immature eggs of amphibians, consisting of two long strands that form many brushlike loops along the main axis of the chromosome.
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- noun genetics A form of
chromosomeformed of a series of chromomereswith large chromatin loopsextended laterally
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