isochromosome


iso·chro·mo·some

noun \ˌī-sə-ˈkrō-mə-ˌsōm, -ˌzōm\

Definition of ISOCHROMOSOME

:  a chromosome produced by transverse splitting of the centromere so that both arms are derived from the dyad on one side of the centromere of the parental chromosome and each arm has identical genes arranged in the same order counting away from the centromere

First Known Use of ISOCHROMOSOME

1939

iso·chro·mo·some

noun \-ˈkrō-mə-ˌsōm, -ˌzōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ISOCHROMOSOME

: a chromosome produced by transverse splitting of the centromere so that both arms are from the same side of the centromere, are of equal length, and possess identical genes

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