chromomere

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chromo- +‎ -mere

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chromomere (plural chromomeres)

  1. (genetics) Any of a group of beadlike granules of chromatin that constitutes a chromosome during cell division.
    • 1900 January 1, Gustav Eisen, “A Preliminary Account of the Spermatogenesis of Batrachoseps attenuatus, Polymorphous spermatogonia, Auxocytes and Spermatocytes”, in Biological Bulletin, volume 1, number 2:
      The nucleus contains the following more or less distinct parts: chromioles, chromomeres, chromosomes, chromoplasts, linoplasts, linin, chromoplasm, endochromatic granules, and parachromatic granules.

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