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chromonema

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noun, chro·mo·ne·ma \ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə\

Definition of chromonema

plural chromonemataplay \-ˈnē-mə-tə\

  1. :  the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

chromonematic play \-ni-ˈma-tik\ adjective


Origin of chromonema

New Latin, from chrom- + Greek nēmat-, nēma thread — more at nemat-


First Known Use: circa 1925


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chromonema

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noun chro·mo·ne·ma \ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə\

Medical Definition of chromonema

plural chromonemata \-ˈnē-mət-ə\play

  1. :  the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

chromonematic \-ni-ˈmat-ik\play or chromonemal \-ˈnē-məl\play or chromonematal \-ˈnē-mət-əl, -ˈnem-ət-\play play adjective



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