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Y-chromosome

noun [C] uk   /ˈwaɪˌkrəʊ.mə.səʊm/  us   /-ˌkroʊ.mə.soʊm/
a sex chromosome (= structure containing chemical patterns) that exists only in male cells: If a Y-chromosome combines with an X-chromosome during fertilization, a male baby will result.
Translations of “Y-chromosome”
in Chinese (Traditional) Y染色體…
in Chinese (Simplified) Y染色体…
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