chromonema

noun chro·mo·ne·ma \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə \

Definition of chromonema

plural chromonemata play \-ˈnē-mə-tə\
: the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

chromonematic

play \-ni-ˈma-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of 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

noun chro·mo·ne·ma \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə \

medical Definition of chromonema

plural chromonemata play \-ˈnē-mət-ə\
: the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

chromonematic

play \-ni-ˈmat-ik\ or chromonemal play \-ˈnē-məl\ or chromonematal play \-ˈnē-mət-ᵊl, -ˈnem-ət-\ adjective

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