chromosome number

chromosome number
noun Date: 1910 the usually constant number of chromosomes characteristic of a particular kind of animal or plant

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  • chromosome number — n the usu. constant number of chromosomes characteristic of a particular kind of animal or plant * * * the number of chromosomes present in the somatic cells of an organism; the normal individual receives, at conception, one set of chromosomes… …   Medical dictionary

  • chromosome number — chromosome number. См. хромосомное число. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • chromosome number — Genetics. the characteristic number of chromosomes contained in the cell nucleus of a given species. [1905 10] * * * ▪ genetics       precise number of chromosomes typical for a given species. In any given asexually reproducing species, the… …   Universalium

  • chromosome number — /ˈkroʊməsoʊm nʌmbə/ (say krohmuhsohm numbuh) noun the characteristic number of chromosomes for each biological species. In sex cells this number is haploid; in fertilised eggs it is diploid, one half coming from the egg, one half from the sperm.… …  

  • chromosome number — noun : the number of chromosomes characteristic of a particular kind of plant or animal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chromosome — For a non technical introduction to the topic, see Introduction to genetics. Diagram of a replicated and condensed metaphase eukaryotic chromosome. (1) Chromatid – one of the two identical parts of the chromosome after S phase. (2)… …   Wikipedia

  • chromosome — chromosomal, adj. chromosomally, adv. /kroh meuh sohm /, n. Genetics. any of several threadlike bodies, consisting of chromatin, that carry the genes in a linear order: the human species has 23 pairs, designated 1 to 22 in order of decreasing… …   Universalium

  • Chromosome — A visible carrier of the genetic information. The 3 billion bp (base pairs) in the human genome are organized into 24 distinct, physically separate microscopic units called chromosomes. All genes are arranged linearly along the chromosomes. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • chromosome — Synonyms and related words: Altmann theory, DNA, De Vries theory, Galtonian theory, Mendelianism, Mendelism, RNA, Verworn theory, W chromosome, Weismann theory, Weismannism, Wiesner theory, X chromosome, Y chromosome, Z chromosome, accessory… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chromosome aberration — In a broad sense, all types of changes in chromosome structure and chromosome number …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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