Definition of Chromosomes

1. Noun. (plural of chromosome) ¹

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Definition of Chromosomes

1. chromosome [n] - See also: chromosome

Medical Definition of Chromosomes

1. The self-replicating genetic structures of cells containing the cellular DNA that bears in its proteins. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromosomes

chromosome map
chromosome mapping
chromosome mosaicism
chromosome painting
chromosome pairing
chromosome puffs
chromosome rosette
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chromosome satellite
chromosome segregation
chromosome synapsis
chromosome translocation
chromosome walking
chromosomes in multiple miscarriages
chromosonal disorder

Literary usage of Chromosomes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1918)
"The chromosomes of the germ cells have received considerably more attention than have their descendants in the body and our knowledge of the behavior of ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"mosomes, and the Vulgäre group, consisting of T. vulgäre and T. compactum, has 21 hap- loid chromosomes. A study of the sterility relationships of species ..."

3. The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1915)
"In general it may be said that even an abnormal set of chromosomes, ... This evidence indicates that the chromosomes are not mere products of the rest of ..."

4. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"Such eggs, which already have the double number of chromosomes usually only attained on fertilisation, proceed to develop without fertilisation. ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"The sporophyte number of chromosomes in the hybrid is thirty, as would be expected. The reduced number appearing at the first mitosis of sporogenesis is, ..."

6. Sexual Reproduction and the Organization of the Nucleus in Certain Mildews by Robert Almer Harper (1905)
"The evidence given above, that the chromosomes are in continuous connection with the central body in the resting-stages, as well as when dividing and fusing ..."

7. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"The chromosomes of the gonads of one of these adult males and of thirteen of the tadpoles have been examined. In all these individuals the number is dearly ..."

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