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

chromomeric

play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈmer-ik, -ˈmir-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of 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.


Medical Dictionary

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chromomere

noun chro·mo·mere \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌmi(ə)r \

medical Definition of chromomere

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

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chromomere

noun

medical Definition of chromomere

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

chromomeric

play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈmer-ik, -ˈmi(ə)r-\ adjective

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