heterochromatin

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

Definition of heterochromatin

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

heterochromatic

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

Origin and Etymology of heterochromatin

German


First Known Use: 1932


Medical Dictionary

heterochromatin

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

Medical Definition of heterochromatin

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


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