chromonema

noun
chro·mo·ne·ma | \ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə \
plural chromonemata\-ˈnē-mə-tə \

Definition of chromonema 

: the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

Other Words from chromonema

chromonematic \-ni-ˈma-tik \ 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

noun
chro·mo·ne·ma | \ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə \
plural chromonemata\-ˈnē-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of chromonema 

: the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

Other Words from chromonema

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

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