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

Other Words from polytene

polyteny \ˈpä-lē-ˌtē-nē \ noun

First Known Use of polytene

1935, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other Words from polytene

polyteny \-ˌtē-nē \ noun plural polytenies

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