chromonema

noun
chro·​mo·​ne·​ma | \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə How to pronounce chromonema (audio) \
plural chromonemata\ ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈnē-​mə-​tə How to pronounce chromonemata (audio) \

Definition of chromonema

: the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

Other Words from chromonema

chromonematic \ ˌkrō-​mə-​ni-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce chromonematic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of chromonema

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromonema

borrowed from German Chromonem, from chromo- chromo- + -nem, borrowed from Greek nêma "thread" — more at nemato-

Note: The German word was introduced by the Czech zoologist František Vejdovský (1849-1939) in Zum Problem der Vererbungsträger (Prague, 1911-12), p. 130.

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“Chromonema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromonema. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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chromonema

noun
chro·​mo·​ne·​ma | \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə How to pronounce chromonema (audio) \
plural chromonemata\ -​ˈnē-​mət-​ə How to pronounce chromonemata (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromonema

: the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

Other Words from chromonema

chromonematic \ -​ni-​ˈmat-​ik How to pronounce chromonematic (audio) \ or chromonemal \ -​ˈnē-​məl How to pronounce chromonemal (audio) \ or chromonematal \ -​ˈnē-​mət-​ᵊl How to pronounce chromonematal (audio) , -​ˈnem-​ət-​ How to pronounce chromonematal (audio) \ adjective

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