isochromosome

noun
iso·​chro·​mo·​some | \ ˌī-sə-ˈkrō-mə-ˌsōm How to pronounce isochromosome (audio) , -ˌzōm \

Definition of isochromosome

: a chromosome produced by transverse splitting of the centromere so that both arms are derived from the dyad on one side of the centromere of the parental chromosome and each arm has identical genes arranged in the same order counting away from the centromere

First Known Use of isochromosome

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Isochromosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isochromosome. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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isochromosome

noun
iso·​chro·​mo·​some | \ -ˈkrō-mə-ˌsōm, -ˌzōm How to pronounce isochromosome (audio) \

Medical Definition of isochromosome

: a chromosome produced by transverse splitting of the centromere so that both arms are from the same side of the centromere, are of equal length, and possess identical genes

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