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polytene

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adjective poly·tene \ˈpä-lē-ˌtēn\

Definition of polytene

  1. :  relating to, being, or having chromosomes each of which consists of many strands with the corresponding chromomeres in contact

polyteny play \-ˌtē-nē\ noun


Origin of polytene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1935


Medical Dictionary

polytene

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adjective poly·tene \ˈpäl-i-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of polytene

  1. :  relating to, being, or having chromosomes each of which consists of many strands with the corresponding chromomeres in contact

polyteny \-ˌtē-nē\play noun plural polytenies



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