chromomere

noun
chro·​mo·​mere | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌmir How to pronounce chromomere (audio) \

Definition of chromomere

: one of the small bead-shaped and heavily staining masses of coiled chromatin that are linearly arranged along the chromosome

Other Words from chromomere

chromomeric \ ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce chromomere (audio) , -​ˈmir-​ How to pronounce chromomere (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of chromomere

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromomere

borrowed from German Chromomere, from chromo- chromo- + -mere -mere

Note: The German word was apparently introduced by the Swiss marine biologist Hermann Fol (1845-92) in his posthumously published Lehrbuch der vergleichenden mikroskopischen Anatomie (Leipzig, 1896), p. 259.

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“Chromomere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromomere. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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chromomere

noun
chro·​mo·​mere | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌmi(ə)r How to pronounce chromomere (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromomere

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the highly refractile portion of a blood platelet — compare hyalomere

chromomere

noun

Medical Definition of chromomere (Entry 2 of 2)

: one of the small bead-shaped and heavily staining concentrations of chromatin that are linearly arranged along the chromosome

Other Words from chromomere

chromomeric \ ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce chromomere (audio) , -​ˈmi(ə)r-​ How to pronounce chromomere (audio) \ adjective

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