euchromatin

noun

eu·​chro·​ma·​tin (ˌ)yü-ˈkrō-mə-tən How to pronounce euchromatin (audio)
: the part of chromatin that is genetically active and is largely composed of genes
euchromatic adjective

Examples of euchromatin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heterochromatin has largely been ignored by molecular biologists, who like to focus on the gene-rich euchromatin where most of the action is. Quanta Magazine, 16 Nov. 2020

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of euchromatin was in 1932

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“Euchromatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euchromatin. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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euchromatin

noun
eu·​chro·​ma·​tin (ˈ)yü-ˈkrō-mət-ən How to pronounce euchromatin (audio)
: the genetically active portion of chromatin that is largely composed of genes
euchromatic adjective
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