monosome

noun
mono·​some | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌsōm How to pronounce monosome (audio) \

Definition of monosome

1 : a chromosome lacking a synaptic mate especially : an unpaired X chromosome
2 : a single ribosome

First Known Use of monosome

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of monosome was in 1906

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“Monosome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monosome. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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monosome

noun
mono·​some | \ ˈmän-ə-ˌsōm How to pronounce monosome (audio) \

Medical Definition of monosome

1 : a chromosome lacking a synaptic mate especially : an unpaired X chromosome
2 : a single ribosome

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