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English definition of “chromosome”


noun [C]     /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 chromosomesGeneticsInnate and congenital chromosomal     /ˌkrəʊ.məˈsəʊ.məl/ US  /ˌkroʊ.məˈsoʊ-/ adjective chromosomal abnormalities/defectsGeneticsInnate and congenital
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