isochromosome

noun iso·chro·mo·some \ ˌī-sə-ˈkrō-mə-ˌsōm , -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


Medical Dictionary

isochromosome

noun iso·chro·mo·some \ -ˈkrō-mə-ˌsōm, -ˌzōm \

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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