heterochromatin

noun
het·​ero·​chro·​ma·​tin | \ ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈkrō-mə-tən How to pronounce heterochromatin (audio) \

Definition of heterochromatin

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

Other Words from heterochromatin

heterochromatic \ ˌhe-​tə-​rō-​krə-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce heterochromatic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of heterochromatin

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heterochromatin

German

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heterochromatin

noun
het·​ero·​chro·​ma·​tin | \ -ˈkrō-mət-ən How to pronounce heterochromatin (audio) \

Medical Definition of heterochromatin

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

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