chromomere

noun
chro·mo·mere | \ˈkrō-mə-ˌmir \

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, -ˈmir- \ 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

noun
chro·mo·mere | \ˈkrō-mə-ˌmi(ə)r \

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, -ˈmi(ə)r- \ adjective

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