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polytene

adjective poly·tene \ˈpä-lē-ˌtēn\

Definition of POLYTENE

:  relating to, being, or having chromosomes each of which consists of many strands with the corresponding chromomeres in contact
poly·te·ny \-ˌtē-nē\ noun

Origin of POLYTENE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1935

polytene

adjective poly·tene \ˈpäl-i-ˌtēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLYTENE

:  relating to, being, or having chromosomes each of which consists of many strands with the corresponding chromomeres in contact
poly·te·ny \-ˌtē-nē\ noun, plural poly·te·nies

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