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chromatin

noun chro·ma·tin \ˈkrō-mə-tən\

Definition of CHROMATIN

:  a complex of nucleic acid and basic proteins (as histone) in eukaryotic cells that is usually dispersed in the interphase nucleus and condensed into chromosomes in mitosis and meiosis — see cell illustration — compare euchromatin, heterochromatin
chro·ma·tin·ic \ˌkrō-mə-ˈti-nik\ adjective

First Known Use of CHROMATIN

1882
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chromatin

noun chro·ma·tin \ˈkrō-mət-ən\

Medical Definition of CHROMATIN

:  a complex of a nucleic acid with basic proteins (as histone) in eukaryotic cells that is usually dispersed in the interphase nucleus and condensed into chromosomes in mitosis and meiosis
chro·ma·tin·ic \ˌkrō-mə-ˈtin-ik\ adjective

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