Definition of Chromatin granule
1. Noun. The readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes.
Generic synonyms: Body Substance
Group relationships: Cell Nucleus, Karyon, Nucleus, Chromosome
Specialized synonyms: Sex Chromatin
Derivative terms: Chromatinic
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromatin Granule
Literary usage of Chromatin granule
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1900)
"One was a large delicate ring with a thin bow, and chromatin granule of moderate size, while the other was a coarser body with thickened bow, ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"Starting with the chromatin granule, which he named an id, Weismann assumed that this element is composed of still smaller structures called determinants ..."
3. The Journal of Medical Research by American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (1901)
"... or bacillus-shaped chromatin granule which stains intensely with the Romanowsky stains (Plate XII., Figs. 8 and g). ..."
4. ... The Cell in Development and Inheritance by Edmund Beecher Wilson (1906)
"... we behold a series of more and more elementary groups, the last visible term of which is the smallest chromatin-granule, or nuclear microsome, ..."