polytene

adjective poly·tene \ ˈpä-lē-ˌtēn \

Definition of polytene

: relating to, being, or having chromosomes each of which consists of many strands with the corresponding chromomeres in contact

polyteny

play \ˈpä-lē-ˌtē-nē\ noun

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polytene

adjective poly·tene \ ˈpäl-i-ˌtēn \

medical Definition of polytene

: relating to, being, or having chromosomes each of which consists of many strands with the corresponding chromomeres in contact

polyteny

play \-ˌtē-nē\ noun, plural polytenies

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