chromatin

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noun chro·ma·tin \ˈkrō-mə-tən\

Definition of chromatin

  1. :  a complex chiefly of DNA and histone in eukaryotic cells that is usually dispersed in the interphase nucleus and condensed into chromosomes in mitosis and meiosis and in which the nucleosome makes up its repeating subunits In eukaryotes, the DNA interacts with the histone proteins to form a tightly packed superstructure known as chromatin. — Isao Tanaka et al. — see cell illustration — compare euchromatin, heterochromatin, nucleosome

chromatinic

play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈti-nik\ adjective

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1882


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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

chromatinic

\ˌkrō-mə-ˈtin-ik\play adjective

Illustration of chromatin


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