chromocenter

noun chro·mo·cen·ter \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌsen-tər \

Definition of chromocenter

:a densely staining aggregation of heterochromatic regions in the nucleus of some cells

First Known Use of chromocenter

1926


Medical Dictionary

chromocenter

noun chro·mo·cen·ter \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌsent-ər \

medical Definition of chromocenter

:a densely staining nuclear body associated with the chromatin of some cells

chromocentric

play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈsen-trik\ adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chromocenter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

pleasing or sweet sound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!