chromatid

noun
chro·​ma·​tid | \ ˈkrō-mə-təd How to pronounce chromatid (audio) \

Definition of chromatid

: 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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First Known Use of chromatid

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromatid

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

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“Chromatid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromatid. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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chromatid

noun
chro·​ma·​tid | \ ˈkrō-mə-təd How to pronounce chromatid (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromatid

: one of the usually paired and parallel strands of a duplicated chromosome joined by a single centromere — see chromonema

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