heterochromatin

noun
het·ero·chro·ma·tin | \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈkrō-mə-tən \

Definition of heterochromatin 

: densely staining chromatin that appears as nodules in or along chromosomes and contains relatively few genes

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heterochromatic \ˌhe-tə-rō-krə-ˈma-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of heterochromatin

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heterochromatin

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heterochromatin

noun
het·ero·chro·ma·tin | \-ˈkrō-mət-ən \

Medical Definition of heterochromatin 

: densely staining chromatin that appears as nodules in or along chromosomes and contains relatively few genes

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