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chromonema

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noun chro·mo·ne·ma \ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə\

Definition of chromonema

plural chro·mo·ne·ma·taplay \-ˈnē-mə-tə\

  1. :  the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

chro·mo·ne·mat·ic 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 chro·mo·ne·ma·ta \-ˈnē-mət-ə\play

  1. :  the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

  2. chro·mo·ne·mat·ic \-ni-ˈmat-ik\play or chro·mo·ne·mal \-ˈnē-məl\play or chro·mo·ne·ma·tal \-ˈnē-mət-əl, -ˈnem-ət-\play play adjective




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