chromatid

noun

chro·​ma·​tid ˈkrō-mə-təd How to pronounce chromatid (audio)
: one of the usually paired and parallel strands of a duplicated chromosome joined by a single centromere

Examples of chromatid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each half of that X is called a chromatid, and is inherited from a parent. Nick Stockton, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2015

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Word History

Etymology

chromat- (as in chromatin) + -id entry 2

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chromatid was in 1900

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“Chromatid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromatid. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

chromatid

noun
chro·​ma·​tid ˈkrō-mə-təd How to pronounce chromatid (audio)
: one of the usually paired and parallel strands of a duplicated chromosome joined by a single centromere see chromonema

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