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Definition 1: a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order - [noun denoting body]

Samples where chromosome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes

(chromosome is a kind of ...) an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects

"heavenly body"

(... is a kind of chromosome ) a chromosome like a straight rod with the centromere in terminal position

(... is a kind of chromosome ) a chromosome having two equal arms because the centromere is in median position

(... is a kind of chromosome ) (genetics) a chromosome that determines the sex of an individual

"mammals normally have two sex chromosomes"

(... is a kind of chromosome ) any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; appear in pairs in body cells but as single chromosomes in spermatozoa

(... is a kind of chromosome ) a chromosome with the centromere near one end so that one chromosomal arm is short and one is long

(... is a kind of chromosome ) a chromosome lacking a centromere

(chromosome is a part of ...) either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome

"telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together"

(chromosome is a part of ...) a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape

"the centromere is difficult to sequence"

(chromosome is a part of ...) one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis

(chromosome is a part of ...) (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

"genes were formerly called factors"

(chromosome is a part of ...) the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes

(chromosome is a part of ...) the particular part of a chromosome that is associated with a nucleolus after nuclear division

(... is part of chromosome) a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction

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