extrachromosomal

adjective
ex·​tra·​chro·​mo·​som·​al | \ ˌek-strə-ˌkrō-mə-ˈsō-məl How to pronounce extrachromosomal (audio) , -ˈzō- \

Definition of extrachromosomal

: situated or controlled by factors outside the chromosome extrachromosomal inheritance

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Recent Examples on the Web The eDyNAmiC team will research the creation and action of extrachromosomal DNA, which helps tumors evolve and evade treatment. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 16 June 2022

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First Known Use of extrachromosomal

1906, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Extrachromosomal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extrachromosomal. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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extrachromosomal

adjective
ex·​tra·​chro·​mo·​som·​al | \ -ˌkrō-mə-ˈsō-məl, -ˈzō- How to pronounce extrachromosomal (audio) \

Medical Definition of extrachromosomal

: situated or controlled by factors outside the chromosome extrachromosomal inheritance extrachromosomal DNA

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