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allosome (plural allosomes)
- (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.
sex chromosome that differs from an ordinary autosome
allosome m (plural allosomes)
- “allosome”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.