lampbrush chromosome

noun lamp·brush chromosome \ ˈlamp-ˌbrəsh- \

Definition of lampbrush chromosome

:a greatly enlarged diplotene chromosome that has apparently filamentous granular loops extending from the chromomeres and is characteristic of some animal oocytes

First Known Use of lampbrush chromosome

1911


Medical Dictionary

lampbrush chromosome

noun lamp·brush chromosome \ ˌlamp-ˌbrəsh- \

medical Definition of lampbrush chromosome

:a greatly enlarged diplotene chromosome that has apparently filamentous granular loops extending from the chromomeres and is characteristic of some animal oocytes

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