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chromosomenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkrəʊ.mə.səʊm/  us   /ˈkroʊ.mə.soʊm/
any of the rod-like structures found in all living cells, containing the chemical patterns that control what an animal or plant is like: X and Y chromosomes sex chromosomes
chromosomal
adjective uk   /ˌkrəʊ.məˈsəʊ.məl/  us   /ˌkroʊ.məˈsoʊ-/
chromosomal abnormalities/defects
Translations of “chromosome”
in Vietnamese nhiễm sắc thể…
in Spanish Cromosoma…
in Thai โครโมโซม…
in Malaysian kromosom…
in Chinese (Traditional) 染色體…
in Indonesian kromoson…
in Russian хромосома…
in Turkish kromozom…
in Chinese (Simplified) 染色体…
in Polish chromosom…
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