heterochromatin


het·ero·chro·ma·tin

noun \-ˈkrō-mə-tən\

Definition of HETEROCHROMATIN

:  densely staining chromatin that appears as nodules in or along chromosomes and contains relatively few genes
het·ero·chro·mat·ic \-krə-ˈma-tik\ adjective

Origin of HETEROCHROMATIN

German
First Known Use: 1932

het·ero·chro·ma·tin

noun \-ˈkrō-mət-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HETEROCHROMATIN

: densely staining chromatin that appears as nodules in or along chromosomes and contains relatively few genes

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