nonchromosomal

adjective

non·​chro·​mo·​som·​al ˌnän-ˌkrō-mə-ˈsō-məl How to pronounce nonchromosomal (audio)
1
: not situated on a chromosome
2
: not involving chromosomes

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonchromosomal was in 1911

Dictionary Entries Near nonchromosomal

Cite this Entry

“Nonchromosomal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonchromosomal. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

nonchromosomal

adjective
non·​chro·​mo·​som·​al ˌnän-ˌkrō-mə-ˈsō-məl How to pronounce nonchromosomal (audio)
1
: not situated on a chromosome
nonchromosomal DNA
2
: not involving chromosomes
nonchromosomal mutations
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