lampbrush chromosome

noun

lamp·​brush chromosome ˈlamp-ˌbrəsh- How to pronounce lampbrush chromosome (audio)
: a greatly enlarged diplotene chromosome that has apparently filamentous granular loops extending from the chromomeres and is characteristic of some animal oocytes

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lampbrush chromosome was in 1911

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“Lampbrush chromosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lampbrush%20chromosome. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

lampbrush chromosome

noun
lamp·​brush chromosome ˌlamp-ˌbrəsh- How to pronounce lampbrush chromosome (audio)
: 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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