chromonema

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noun chro·mo·ne·ma \ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə\

Definition of chromonema

plural

chromonemata

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  1. :  the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

chromonematic

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Origin and Etymology of chromonema

New Latin, from chrom- + Greek nēmat-, nēma thread — more at nemat-


First Known Use: circa 1925


Medical Dictionary

chromonema

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noun chro·mo·ne·ma \ˌkrō-mə-ˈnē-mə\

Medical Definition of chromonema

plural

chromonemata

\-ˈnē-mət-ə\play
  1. :  the coiled filamentous core of a chromatid

chromonematic

\-ni-ˈmat-ik\play or

chromonemal

\-ˈnē-məl\play or

chromonematal

\-ˈnē-mət-əl, -ˈnem-ət-\play play adjective

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