allosome

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allo- +‎ -some

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allosome (plural allosomes)

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  1. (genetics) A sex chromosome that differs from an ordinary autosome in form, size, or behaviour.
    The human sex chromosomes are a typical pair of allosomes. The X chromosome is present in the ovum, while either X or Y chromosomes can be present in sperm.

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Etymology[edit]

allo- +‎ -some

Noun[edit]

allosome m (plural allosomes)

  1. (genetics) allosome

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