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chromosome


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chromosome  \Chro"mo*some`\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  color  +  ?  the  body.] 
  (Biol.) 
  One  of  the  minute  bodies  into  which  the  chromatin  of  the 
  nucleus  is  resolved  during  mitotic  cell  division;  the  {idant} 
  of  Weismann. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chromosome 
  n  :  a  threadlike  body  in  the  cell  nucleus  that  carries  the  genes 
  in  a  linear  order 




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