autosome


au·to·some

noun \ˈ-tə-ˌsōm\

Definition of AUTOSOME

:  a chromosome other than a sex chromosome
au·to·so·mal \ˌ-tə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective
au·to·so·mal·ly \-mə-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of AUTOSOME

1906

au·to·some

noun \ˈt-ə-ˌsōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AUTOSOME

: a chromosome other than a sex chromosome—called also nonsex chromosome; compare allosome
au·to·so·mal \ˌt-ə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective
au·to·so·mal·ly \-mə-lē\ adverb

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