This page has two definitions of chromosome in English and French. Chromosome is a noun. Examples of how to use chromosome in a sentence are shown. Also define these 4 related words and terms: cytology, genetics, biology, and chromosome.
English chromosome definition
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹəʊ.məˌsəʊm/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹoʊməˌsoʊm/, /ˈkɹoʊməˌzoʊm/
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chromosome (plural chromosomes)
- (cytology, genetics) A linear arrangement of condensed DNA and associated proteins (such as chaperone proteins) which contains the genetic material (genome) of an organism.
- 2019, Bill Bryson, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Black Swan (2020), page 7:
- A length of DNA is divided into segments called chromosomes and shorter individual units called genes.
- Chromosomes store genetic information.
- chromosome in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- chromosome in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- chromosome at OneLook Dictionary Search
French chromosome definition
chromosome m (plural chromosomes)
- (biology, cytology) chromosome
Chromosome definitionA linear arrangement of condensed DNA and associated proteins (such as chaperone proteins) which contains the genetic material (genome) of an organism.