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chromatin

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noun chro·ma·tin \ˈkrō-mət-ən\

Medical Definition of chromatin

  1. :  a complex of a nucleic acid with basic proteins (as histone) in eukaryotic cells that is usually dispersed in the interphase nucleus and condensed into chromosomes in mitosis and meiosis

  2. chro·ma·tin·ic \ˌkrō-mə-ˈtin-ik\play adjective



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