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Y chromosome

noun

Simple Definition of Y chromosome

  • biology : a chromosome that is found with the X chromosome in the cells of male mammals and that is absent from the cells of female mammals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Y chromosome

  1. :  a sex chromosome that is characteristic of male cells in species in which the male typically has two unlike sex chromosomes — compare x chromosome

1911

First Known Use of y chromosome

1911


Medical Dictionary

Y chromosome

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noun \ˈwī-\

Medical Definition of Y chromosome

  1. :  a sex chromosome that is characteristic of male cells in species in which the male typically has two unlike sex chromosomes—compare x chromosome




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