nonchromosomal

adjective non·chro·mo·som·al \ ˌnän-ˌkrō-mə-ˈsō-məl \

Definition of nonchromosomal

1 : not situated on a chromosome
2 : not involving chromosomes

First Known Use of nonchromosomal

1911

in the meaning defined at sense 2

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

nonchromosomal

adjective non·chro·mo·som·al \ ˌnän-ˌkrō-mə-ˈsō-məl \

medical Definition of nonchromosomal

1 : not situated on a chromosome
  • nonchromosomal DNA
2 : not involving chromosomes
  • nonchromosomal mutations

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nonchromosomal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

peaceful, happy, or prosperous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!