heterochromatization

noun
het·​ero·​chro·​ma·​ti·​za·​tion | \ ˌhet-ər-ō-ˌkrō-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce heterochromatization (audio) \
variants: also heterochromatinization \ -​mə-​tin-​i-​ˈzā-​ How to pronounce heterochromatinization (audio) \ also British heterochromatisation also heterochromatinisation

Medical Definition of heterochromatization

: the transformation of or the extent of the transformation of genetically active euchromatin to inactive heterochromatin

Other Words from heterochromatization

heterochromatized also British heterochromatised \ -​ˈkrō-​mə-​ˌtīzd How to pronounce heterochromatised (audio) \ adjective

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“Heterochromatization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterochromatization. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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