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chromosome

noun [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 Spanish Cromosoma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 染色體…
in Russian хромосома…
in Turkish kromozom…
in Chinese (Simplified) 染色体…
in Polish chromosom…
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