chromocenter

noun
chro·​mo·​cen·​ter | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌsen-tər How to pronounce chromocenter (audio) \

Definition of chromocenter

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

First Known Use of chromocenter

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromocenter

probably borrowed from Italian cromocentro, from cromo- chromo- + centro center entry 1

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“Chromocenter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromocenter. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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chromocenter

noun
chro·​mo·​cen·​ter | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌsent-ər How to pronounce chromocenter (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromocenter

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

Other Words from chromocenter

chromocentric \ ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈsen-​trik How to pronounce chromocenter (audio) \ adjective

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