karyotype


1kar·yo·type

noun \ˈka-rē-ə-ˌtīp\

Definition of KARYOTYPE

:  the chromosomal characteristics of a cell; also :  the chromosomes themselves or a representation of them
kar·yo·typ·ic \ˌka-rē-ə-ˈti-pik\ adjective
kar·yo·typ·i·cal·ly \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of KARYOTYPE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1929

2karyotype

verb

Definition of KARYOTYPE

transitive verb
:  to determine or analyze the karyotype of

First Known Use of KARYOTYPE

1963

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